Adoleders: Causes And Types Of Eating Disorders

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Identifying The Problem
An eating disorder is any of a range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits. Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact your health, your emotions and your ability to function in important areas of life. (Mayo Clinic Staff.
2015). Types of eating disorders are: Atypical Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa,
Binge-Eating Disorder (BED), Purging Disorder, and Night Eating Syndrome. Eating disorders can happen in both men and women but occur more often in women than men, especially in pre-teens to adolescent girls. According to a 2002 survey, 1.5% of
Canadian women aged 15–24 years had
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They are the people who are closest to them and can guide them. The parents can get more involved in their children’s lives and give them motivation they need.
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Defending The Thesis
Firstly, my solution to start with parents first is a good solution is because they’re right at home. After a long day of school there is always someone who to come home to which is usually your family. Parents have to learn how to support their children if they say they are going through a tough time. Usually parents go off about them having a tough time instead of their child. Or saying that they can’t have a tough time, their only in high school. So instead of their child going off to deal with a problem they can’t deal with by themselves, parents could help with that. They are right at home and sometime being at home is the best support system a child needs. To know that he or she has their parents helping them to get through their situation. Whether it is not being confident about their body or trying to overcome their eating disorder so it doesn’t eat them alive, the parent can be there every step of the way. That is why my solution
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Eating disorders can start at a very young age. In Canada 1739 girls aged between 12 & 18 were interviewed, 27% had significant symptoms of eating disorders. (CREDS Central Region
Eating Disorder Service. 2007). So even though eating disorders don’t start until later on in their lives, parents can still teach their children from let’s say age 7 self love. They don’t have to specifically spit out all the confusing facts
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about eating disorders that a 7 year old probably will not understand. But they can start to implant simple things in their mind like, “Don’t worry too much about how you look like,”. “Don’t compare yourself to the models you see on t.v. or the people you see because you benefit nothing from that,” and positive things like that. They could help them if they are having trouble with their self confidence. Parents could help boost up their self esteem so that low self esteem doesn 't carry towards their pre-teens, adolescents and towards adulthood. That is why my solution to target parents first is a good reason.

In conclusion, most Canadians consider eating disorders to be life

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