Environmental Factors And Biological Factors That Predispose People Habits And Behaviors Of Eating Disorders

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Environmental Factors and Biological Issues That Predispose People to Habits and Behaviors of Eating Disorders Brittany N. Rehberg GCC Abstract There is a direct correlation between environmental factors and the development of eating disorders. Issues, such as bullying and skeptical comments, have been largely ignored. This thesis will attempt to show that biological as well as environmental issues correlate with a variety of eating disorders. Eating disorders would be Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating. When environmental and biological factors are both considered, the symptoms and risks of these eating disorders are heightened. Surrounding Influences and Factors that Predispose People to Habits and…show more content…
Discussion An eating disorder is described as an illness characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. The most common forms of eating disorders include Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder (About An Eating Disorder: Symptoms, Signs, Causes, & Articles For Treatment Help, 2017, p. 5). It is largely known that environmental factors correlate with the existence of eating disorders. For example, bullying and skeptical comments is the cause of eating disorders. Anything that has to do with pressure from one person to another to look or feel a certain way is an enormous impact (What Causes Eating Disorders?, 2017, p. 4). Any person who is severely underweight or obese is at a higher risk for being bullied. This is when the skeptical comments come into play, especially from loved ones. The media has an even bigger impact on those who struggle with weight issues and body image. Magazines sitting in the checkout lines or commercials that portray unrealistic expectations for men and women of the “perfect” body have a deeper effect on one’s self esteem. People will do anything they can to change how they look in order to differ the feelings they have towards themselves. This is when eating disorders will develop. The first eating disorder is Anorexia. Anorexia is an obsessive fear of gaining weight, refusal to maintain weight, and an unrealistic perception of body image. People dealing with

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