Essay on Effects Of Anorexia Nervosa And Binge Eating Disorders

831 Words Aug 6th, 2016 4 Pages
When an individual has experienced traumatic events, they are more likely to develop long-term side effects that will affect them in their everyday life. Such as, individuals who have encountered experiences of sexual abuse are more likely to develop long-term side effects due to the traumatic events that they had experienced throughout their life, and thus making it difficult for them to overcome their fears that may have developed during such traumatic events. Sexual abuse is known as an undesired sexual behaviour upon an individual that may have occurred once or frequently, but has caused psychological or physical affect in the individual. As sexual abuse is an unwanted behaviour, many individuals may develop psychological side-effects, such as eating disorders, which include bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa and binge-eating. Eating disorders are known to be an abnormal eating patterns and behaviours that may heavily impact an individual’s body due to the lack of nutrition they get. One of the most common eating disorders is bulimia nervosa in which an individual self-purges and fasts in hopes of losing weight. Similarly, anorexia nervosa is when an individual refuse to eat in fear of gaining weight; on the other hand, binge-eating is when an individual will consume a large amount of food within a short amount of time. Individuals who have gone through any type of abuse, such as sexual, physical and emotional abuse, may develop eating disorders due to the distress they…

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