The Rise in the Number of Girls Suffering from Anorexia Nervosa

903 Words Feb 18th, 2018 4 Pages
Statistics show a 60% rise in the number of young girls admitted to hospital with anorexia in England and disturbingly still rising. The mythology encompassing anorexia is a self-inflicted condition brought on by narcissism. Narcissism is a misinterpretation of what is, in reality, a life threatening disease whose cause remains obscure, whose treatment is inaccurate and whose classification is random. Anorexia kills more of its sufferers than any other illness. And it is vital we feed our society with greater knowledge of this critical disease to ensure that it doesn’t eat away the security and sustainability of our future generations.
Anorexia nervosa is an illness which predominately attacks teenage girls or women in their early adult years. When they look into a mirror, they don’t see athin body; they see a revoltingly overweight body. Anorexia is a mental illness and must be treated. It is also a physical illness, an illness similar to starvation. Anorexic young women may feel dizzy and tired constantly, may lack emotional warmth, develop a gloomy personality, the everlasting symptoms of this bizarre suffering are never-ending. Though its symptoms are endless, but its cause? Veiled.Some claim that the media has a vigorous affluence on society, other prevail that it is down to free will of the…
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