The Major Causes And Consequences Of Eating Disorders

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In the United States, twenty million women and ten million men suffer from an eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder (Hudson, Keski-Rahkonen, and Wade). Eating disorders are a very complex and devastating illness that cause serious consequences for people’s health and relationships. Along with affecting the physical health, the mental and emotional health is affected. When suffering from an eating disorder, people need to seek professional help and the sooner that they seek help the more likely a person has for physical and emotional recovery. The major causes of eating disorders are the media, stress, depression, and anger. In the world today, there are many pressures …show more content…
There are multiple things that contribute to the beginning of an eating disorder. Factors such as genetics, family dynamics, and major life transitions can trigger a minor eating disorder into a major eating disorder quite quickly (Greene, 58). When people with disoriented minds are put under a great deal of pressure they are at a higher risk of having a severe eating disorder. Those who have suffered severe traumas will react to the pressures in a completely different way since they begin to feel anxious and depressed. In situations such as entering high school, losing a person either a family or a friend and being a victim of bullying people will lean toward eating disorders as a coping …show more content…
It is important to sit whomever is dealing with the eating disorder down, confront them very directly and do not beat around the bush what so ever (Mattle). There are various places in which professional help can be found, something as simple as a therapist can make the biggest difference with the situation. Psychotherapy is said to be the best therapy, through this process the victim speaks of their situation including their personal feelings while hearing the feelings of how others affected. While in the recovery process it is essential to be in a supportive, loving and caring environment in which people are standing by the victim’s side throughout the hardest and easiest

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