What Are The Effects Of The Teenage Eating Disorder?

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On July 22, 2011, Alana Goldsmith, a 23 year old Australian woman took her own life by standing in front of an oncoming train. Goldsmith was a long time sufferer of anorexia nervosa and is said to have took her life so she would not have to deal with her negative body image issues anymore. An increasing amount of young women are plagued with to difficulty of suffering from an eating disorder. In many of these instances, the disorder goes unknown for a long, if not whole period of time. These days the fashion industry influences everyone more than realized, and individuals can be greatly affected by the messages the industry sends. Parents should be wary of their teenage daughter developing an eating disorder due to their being exposed to …show more content…
Teenagers are under a lot of stress while they juggle school, sports, and activities. Along with peer pressure, body image, and friends, every teenager is under enormous amounts of stress every day. While adults are under large amounts of stress also, a teenagers body and brain are still developing, which means they are more influenced by the stress and affected more negatively. After they get older, people have more experience with dealing with stress. A parent should try and lessen the stress or help their child deal with the stress because large amounts of stress can reflect negatively on one’s perception of themselves and worsen their body …show more content…
Both of these health issues can lead to serious health problems. Also both of them can easily lead to death. People may think that because obesity is more common in America, it is more of an issue so eating disorders can wait. However, the rate of developing eating disorders is rapidly increasing, partly due to our society’s greater detection of anorexia and bulimia. The larger amount of diagnoses of eating disorders produces scary results that need to be dealt with immediately, as the health problems from being dangerously underweight arise a lot quicker than being

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