Eating Disorders In Society

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“In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or EDNOS (eating disorders not otherwise specified). Eating disorders are an increasing epidemic in our society”. (get the facts 2) More and more teenagers are dying each day because they have not received the proper treatment for the eating disorder they are suffering from. The American society should focus more on eating disorders as an increasing problem because it affects an individual’s social life, can lead to more dangerous diseases, and has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
There are various types of eating disorders,
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“...wanting to distance themselves from others, including friends, when they developed an eating disorder. Sometimes they compared themselves to others and felt “inferior”, “outcasts”, “lonely” and like they didn’t fit in.” People diagnosed with eating disorders usually tend to feel as though there is nobody out there that can relate or help them, that is why a lot of times it escalates to more serious diseases and suicide. Sufferers often depressed and become consumed by their disorder. A lot of times people who suffer from any type of disorder shut out their friends and close themselves in. this only does them no good, isolation only increases the stress and puts more negativity in his or her life. In an interview with Sari Fine Shepphird an eating disorder specialist he was asked what some of the warning signs were for eating disorders. “the person avoids eating with others; starts to restrict the types of foods they eat... becomes secretive...skips meals...the person starts to dress in very baggy clothes to hide their frame… or loses or gains a significant amount of weight. ” these warning signs could be evident in anyone male or female it is just a matter of exposing the problem and treating not only the person’s physical body but their emotional state as well, because you can not completely heal a person whose mind is not ready to help

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