Anorexia Nervosa And The Two Most Common Eating Disorders Essay

1075 Words Mar 4th, 2016 5 Pages
“In this business there is an insane amount of pressure, spoken and unspoken, to be thin. If you look at some of the television shows, eating disorders become like a competitive thing” (Kim Raver). When Kim Raver said this quote she meant that their is more pressure to be thin and it is turning into something that people compete over. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia and the two most common eating disorders. Anorexia Nervosa, or just Anorexia, is where people that are thin feel fat so they starve themselves and take laxatives to lose weight. Bulimia is when people that are normal weight binge and purge food. Most females that have an eating disorder want to be skinny when they are already thin while most males who have a disorder want to lose weight and become more muscular (Marchione). Children that are only eight years old can feel a low self esteem and not like their body. This can lead to eating disorders when they get into their teen years. (Boseley). Eating Disorders have a detrimental effect on teenagers due to the extreme emotional stress, the want of a perfect body image, and the health of teenagers. Teenagers with eating disorders have extreme emotional stress. Depression is very common with teenagers that have eating disorders. Teenagers might have depression from their family life at home. Physical, emotional and sexual abuse might make the teenager get an eating disorder. If they blame themselves for the abuse, they think that having an eating disorder will gain…

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