Starving In Suburbia By Anorexia Nervosa

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There are many Mental Disorders that are fascinating to learn about, but I wanted to learn a little more about Eating Disorders mostly because it affects people are my age. The movie I decided to watch was Starving in Suburbia (2011) it stars a senior in high school named Hannah Warner (Laura Wiggins) who starts to develop an Eating Disorder more specifically Anorexia Nervosa. An eating disorder is a psychological disorder, also featured with any abnormal eating habits, there are many types of eating disorders the most known are Bulimia Nervosa, Binge eating and Anorexia Nervosa with is the disorder that the film focuses on. Anorexia Nervosa is leaning more to an emotional disorder characterized by an obsession to lose a lot of weight by having …show more content…
With anorexia nervosa there are various signs and symptoms with having to do with food,appearance ,purging and the effects that this disorder has a person. I see the effects of the disorder as signs and symptoms as well because it has a very strong impact on the person and is sometimes used as one of the key factors in diagnosing a person. The symptoms categorized with food are excessive dieting even when thin, an obsession with counting calories and reading the nutrition facts, pretending or lying about eating, and preoccupying themselves with food like cooking for others but not eat much of what they have cooked. Symptoms characterized with appearance are obviously a dramatic drop in weight, always criticizing their appearance, the person feeling they are fat when in actuality they are underweight, and lastly denial of having an eating problem.Lastly, purging is a sign of Anorexia Nervosa, while purging leans more towards Bulimia Nervosa a person with anorexia will also purge in some cases. People with Anorexia lean too purging in cases where they are forced to eat, but do not want to intake the food completely or they want an extra push on the weight lose. Purging is not just throwing up, purging is the use of dietary pills, diuretics and …show more content…
Hannah is this girl who is a perfectionist, insecure, has no self-confidence, and is overall an extremely negative person. Hannah finds a site one night while writing an essay with her best friend, the site was called Thinspiration it was a group of girls who shared tricks and tips to be Anorexia. The website has a leader called “Butterfly Ana”, Hannah is instantly interested in the site and later on makes a username to be apart of the group. At first Hannah started hearing the voice of “Butterfly Ana” and starts a 500 calorie diet with no purging or binging. Hannah quickly got into the want to be extremely skinny and started eating less, exercising more and covering her walls with picture of skinny

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