Schizophrenia Case Study Anorexia Nervosa

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Nicole, a woman addicted to an atypical eating disorder of consuming liquid nutritional supplements through a feeding tube, validates the conception that underlying psychological events initiate addiction. Experiencing this addiction through Nicole did not entail effort, as I recently overcame anorexia nervosa; with a daily intake of 400 calories, my body mass index dropped to 13.6, as I weighed 84 pounds at 5’6”. Through a subjective connection, an insight, not apparent to viewers, performed - eating disorders aren't simply a dissatisfaction with body image; they encompass years of pain, hurt, and anger. For me, it was an escape from reality. It was the one time in my life that I felt in control, but the truth is, I was not in control. Yeah, …show more content…
A collective theme among all who suffer eating disorders stands psychological damage - incorporating eating disorders with mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (n.d.), “A 2004 study found that two-thirds of people with eating disorders suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives and that around 42 percent had developed an anxiety disorder during childhood.” Nicole’s anxiety and depression arose from her social, economic, and environmental involvements as a child. In a social context, Nicole’s friends and family tend to shun the addiction, cutting her off and communicating that their love for her rests uncertain. Through failing to call the cops, and disregarding the origin, Nicole’s addiction to her feeding tube and nine medications devises an economic liability not only on herself, but also on her friends and family. Enclosed in an environment of friends and family who express a “Get over it” arrogance and disgusted judgements, Nicole’s addiction remains developing out of this negativity, as it endorses the pressure to neglect

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