Eating Disorder Essay

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There are different labels on eating habits; some are unhealthy, while others are just specific to a certain person’s tastes or schedule. Every person has different eating habits, whether it’s being a vegetarian, vegan, meat only, or whether they eat one time a day versus those who eat five times a day. Some people go overboard, or under you could say. Eating habits are the basis of our nutritional intake. Some people prefer to eat many times a day, thinking it will rev up their metabolism, others choose to eat very little or nothing at all in order to lower their caloric intake and hopefully lose weight.
How many classifications of eating disorders are there? What are they? There are many small classes of eating disorder, and a few that are
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These can be psychological, social, interpersonal, or biological. Psychological factors occur within one persons self and may be anything from depression and loneliness to low self esteem, or a feeling of lacking control in one’s life. Social Factors include media pressure in which glorifies being thin and places ultimate value on having what society has come to recognize as “The Perfect Body.” There’s the fact that society has narrowed its definition of beauty to only specific body structures that put strain on physical appearance. Interpersonal factors include those which deal with more than one person such as trouble within a relationship, be it parent, boyfriend, or best friend. As well, difficulty expressing emotions or feelings with others may cause stress. Paired with these is the possibility of prior ridicule based on one’s weight, this may mean they were made fun of due to being too skinny or too big. Either way, it puts heavy mental strain on an individual to make themselves look more “average.” A history of sexual or physical abuse could also put a mental strain on an individual. Also biological factors can be an issue, but a list yet to be completed. This is because scientists are working hard to figure out the possibility of biochemical and biological causes for an eating disorder to occur. Certain individuals have chemical imbalances in their brain in which control …show more content…
Psychotherapy is one of the many ways to get help. The most common psychotherapy used is cognitive behavioral therapy. It exchanges unhealthy habits for healthy habits. Also, it helps one to develop problem solving skills, and better ways to cope with stressful situations, but for some young teens family based therapy is the only efficient treatment. Medication is another treatment method. It doesn 't completely cure an eating disorder, but it does control urges to binge or purge. Since depression plays a big role in an eating disorder, anti depression and anti anxiety may be prescribed. Some people refuse treatment and the only way for them to get healthier is to be hospitalized or put in a psychiatric ward. Hospitalization is the last and least liked method for treatment. There are so many ways to lead a healthier

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