English 101 Apa Term Paper (Eating Disorders)

1679 WordsApr 6, 20137 Pages
Eating Disorders a Global Health Issue Denise Gilbert Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Abstract There is a global health crisis affecting many people around the world. Eating Disorders is a mental health condition often misunderstood by people that do not have the condition. It can trigger vomiting, bingeing, depression, and health issues. Eating disorders are illnesses that cause serious disturbances to the everyday diet. They can affect men, women and children of all ages. This research paper will describe the different types of eating disorders, who may be affected by the eating disorders, what resources are available for those who have eating disorder illness, how to treat the illness, and why they are a global…show more content…
Many people do not understand the reasons for this disorder, with deniability of an illness. Those who do not suffer from eating disorders cannot accept the fact that it is an illness or even treatable. Other illnesses such as depression maybe caused by thought behavior; the person feels overweight or looks at themselves as being overweight. The depression can be recognized as feelings of being unloved and disfigured. Eating disorders cause substantial weight loss with those who think they are overweight and have a need to maintain a lower weight in order to feel healthy. Anxiety disorders cause those affected to participate in insalubrious activities; it also causes stress to others around the person who has the disease. What Resources Are Available? According to research studies, many resources are available for assistance in eating disorders. Many schools such as Stanford School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, and University of California in Los Angeles offer Eating Disorder Programs for treatment and research. Other agencies like The National Institute of Mental Health offer materials and resources on eating disorder subjects. What Treatments Are Available? Treatments of eating disorders vary in approach. Individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy, medical care and monitoring, nutritional counseling, medications, acceptance and commitment therapy, anti-depressants,
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