Causes And Consequences Of Eating Disorders Essay

1669 Words Dec 1st, 2016 7 Pages
Causes of Eating Disorders In the United States today “nearly 24 million people” (Hills Foundation) suffer from eating disorders, and the number in constantly increasing. These disorders include anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. While eating disorders affect all age groups the age group with highest number of cases is ages from 12-25. This age range accounts for “95 percent of those who have eating disorders” (Hills foundation). The scary thing is the problem can start at an even younger age. This is proven because in a study done it shows that “42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner” (Hills Foundation). These statistics are very shocking and leaves us wondering what could the possible causes of this be. While many people believe that eating disorders are the result of a person’s psychological view of themselves, there are however, many influences such as, “cultural, social, family, personality, and physical factors” (Psychological Society) help shape the individuals psychological view of themselves and eventually result in an eating disorder. The first thing that influences a person’s psychological development of an eating disorder is the culture. The fist way culture may cause eating disorders is because of all the unrealistic standards it sets with all of these pictures of models put in advertisements. Not only are these pictures edited to make the person look better, but they also so through so painful procedures like taping their body in…

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