Cause And Effect Of Eating Disorder

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Out comes the soft cry of a young girl as she looks into the mirror for the 17th time today. She is disgusted and disturbed at the reflection in front of her. She is only 86 ponds, extremely light for her 5’2 stature. Every rib in her body can be seen from the back and the front, yet she feels massive. She doesn’t see a young beautiful girl, with big eyes and long hair. All that she sees is fat. Everywhere. Ever since the day he touched her she finds it hard to find beauty in anything at all. She feels heavy. Heavy with pain, with fear and with sadness. It wasn’t always this bad, or was it. She finds it difficult to remember life before the diet. She looks back at old photos and although it refreshes her memory, it saddens her to …show more content…
The complexity of the disorder lies not in the characteristics of the disease itself but in defining the root of the cause. Many people with eating disorders suffer from other mental problems which closely ties the disorder to the mind according to www.apa.org, a website built around eating disorder awareness and education. They go on to inform that often times there is some sort of psychological trigger that leads to the disorder. Examples of this would be a death in the family, a break up, sexual assault or instances of bullying. In today’s society, there is a bigger pressure on teens and young adults to look thinner, prettier and even more beautiful than ever before. Although the definite cause cannot always be identified according to psychologist, especially among induvials who find it hard to seek help and/or talk about their …show more content…
With so many close ties to psychology, many times people with this disorder turn to a psychologist for help. Some of the actions that the psychologists will take would be to first analyze their patient and try to isolate the reason as to why they changed their eating behaviors. They will decide if there is an underlying cause of the eating disorder such as those mentioned prior. From there they will construct a treatment plan. Each and every individual is unique and will need a recovery program to suit their personal needs. Some individuals will need the help of medications to balance their chemical offsets. A psychiatrists would aid in the diagnosis and drug therapy. Another useful tactic to use when dealing with patients with this condition would be to build their support system by forming a group of patients who all share the same disorder. Most times subjects find comfort in sharing their story with others. By feeling like they are part of a team patients strive to recover not only for themselves but also for their newly formed support

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