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    Binge Eating Disorders

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    For years, eating disorders have effected the self-esteems and lives of many, many people. Eating disorders impact males and females, people of all ages and ethnicities. In fact, the majority of the population will be affected by an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. Until three years ago, there were only two eating disorders in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. After great effort and the completion of much research, the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual), has recently added binge eating disorder as its own official disorder, rather than just a symptom of bulimia nervosa, to its fifth edition. So, what has made binge eating disorder qualify as its own…

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    Eating disorders are very common amongst American children. Janet Treasure, director of the Eating Disorder Unit in South London states “A recent study on a large sample of American young people (aged 9-14 years) found that 34% of boys and 43.5% of girls had some eating disorder trait” (2012). It is similarly common in adults. It is stated that, “In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including…

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    into perspective, let’s look at some statistics: 40-60% of adolescents that are at normal-weight believe that they are overweight; nearly 50% of teens report smoking cigarettes to help them lose weight; and approximately 70% of girls admit that body shape is an important factor of their self esteem. [1] Shatkin. (2009). Common Eating Disorders Eating disorders are classified into one of several disorders, but the three most common include: anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; and binge eating…

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    Eating Disorders in Sports Eating disorders are significant problem in sports. Females are affected the most by eating disorders because of the appearance they hold while playing the sport. The sports that have the most athletes with eating disorders consist of figure skating, dance, swimming, diving, ballet, running, and bodybuilding. These sports are also referred to as “lean sports” where a certain appearance or weight class is needed to participate in. Eating disorders also tend to be…

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    Eating Disorders In Women

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    the prevalence of eating disorders and they have caused major psychological and health problems. This increase in eating disorders has resulted from the intense societal pressure to diet and conform to an unrealistic weight and body size. Females develop an eating disorder at an increasingly higher rate than males. Ten million women in the United States battle eating disorders. Eating disorders do not discriminate, they affect girls of all ages. They develop in girls at a young age and they…

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    Eating Disorders Problem

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    within her body everyday. Eating disorders are a common problem that is often overlooked in the United States. Very little money is put into the research on how this issue can be solved. It is a major problem in today’s society and needs to be paid more attention to. An eating disorder affects the body in a very bad way. It can mess up someone’s mentality and makes their self-esteem plummet. The way they see themselves can change instantly and if they don’t like it, they make take their own…

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    Eating disorders are common in sports that require emphasis on an athlete’s physical appearance, size, and weight requirements (NEDA, n.d.). Wrestling is a sport that requires athletes to often times "cut" weight prior to a match. This includes not eating for several days before a match as well as excessive exercise and dehydration. Jeff Reese, a wrestler from Michigan, died on December 9 1997, from kidney failure and a heart malfunction. This happened because he was wearing a rubber suit for a…

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    Eating Disorders And Media

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    According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States have suffered from a clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their life. Most people agree that eating disorders are horrible diseases that are currently rising with popularity, but argument exists as to whether the media is directly causing this increase. Although there are many causes of eating disorders, there is a strong correlation between large amounts of media…

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    “In this business there is an insane amount of pressure, spoken and unspoken, to be thin. If you look at some of the television shows, eating disorders become like a competitive thing” (Kim Raver). When Kim Raver said this quote she meant that their is more pressure to be thin and it is turning into something that people compete over. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia and the two most common eating disorders. Anorexia Nervosa, or just Anorexia, is where people that are thin feel fat so they starve…

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    Over the past several decades, eating disorders have been a major health issue, especially among young women in High School and College. In fact, a recent article on USAToday.com states that according to The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 25% of college students have eating disorders. The story also points out that the same percent of college women report managing weight by binging and purging, stating that students suffering from these eating disorders are not easily…

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