The Role Of Eating Disorders In The Community

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Young adults and teens are the ones who are the most susceptible to suffer from an eating disorder. There are many statistics that can back up that statement, for example, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 95% of people with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25(Collins, M.E. 1991). In the past couple of years, there has been a rapid acceleration in the number of people developing eating disorders. The health, mental well-being and productivity of people with this type of condition can become unstable and leave them with serious after effects. This includes type three diabetes mellitus or gallbladder disease. Their health as well as the development of our community is being affected by this problem and there has not been many efforts to help improve the situation. To help alleviate this problem in my community I proposed a workshop on the InterAmerican campus to raise awareness about the issue and promote a YouTube blog addressing the issue. …show more content…
While conducting research on eating disorders I found that it is very hard to diagnose it since people who suffer from it take many precautions to hide it and are often afraid to ask for help. However, I discovered that a visit to a dentist can help diagnose a patient with eating disorders since the condition affects significantly the patients’ oral health. Also, I found out that a person with an eating disorder lives with many coexisting diseases such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. There is no such medication that can cure an eating disorder but the ones that can assist and most used are antidepressants in able to help the patient feel better about their

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