Essay on Anorexia Vs. Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

836 Words Sep 13th, 2015 4 Pages
Anorexia vs. Obesity
Thomas Szasz once said “Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other persons in his environment over the control of the individual’s body.” The statistics show that thirty percent of American women are obese and one percent of young women are suffering from anorexia nervosa. Despite bearing some superficial similarities, the differences between Anorexia and Obesity are conspicuous; they are different because of the causes and effects towards the body, as well as treatments, and prevention that can help these eating disorders.
Anorexia is an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat. Anorexia is knows as an eating disorder that affects many young girls as well as many women and men in today’s world. Meanwhile obesity is a disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. The obesity epidemic is one of the country 's most serious health problems. Adult obesity rates have doubled, while childhood obesity rates have more than tripled. Today’s society is blinded by the fact that in the United States has many obese and anorexic women and men than any other country, yet many people tend to forget the causes leading to these disorders.
Anorexia and Obesity are developed similarly; they are causes by influence in a person’s environment, lifestyle choices, and…

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