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    people suffer from eating disorders1, that is 2 in 100 people. Most of those that suffer are women, but a whopping 10%-15% of those who suffer are men.4 Eating disorders are not new to this world, but they are on the rise, and more people are suffering. Anorexia Nervosa is not the only eating disorder in the world, but it is the most common. Many who suffer don’t realize they have an eating disorder.4 There are a lot of myths around eating disorders, like someone stops eating for attention, but…

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    and biological factors are the primary cause of eating disorders. Biologically, certain genes may make a person vulnerable to eating disorders. One of the main points biologically is the hypothalamus which regulates functions such as eating. I believe that media also plays a significant role in negative body image that eventually leads to eating disorders. I do understand that biologically and psychologically people can be susceptible to eating disorders but I also strongly believe that for the…

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    Binge Eating Disorder has oftentimes been categorized with Anorexia and Bulimia. Respectively, each of the disorders is well known in twenty-first century society. Binge Eating Disorder is very different from the other two, and becomes a little misunderstood. Anorexia is essentially starving yourself of food to lose weight. “Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States; it is estimated to affect 1-5% of the general population. BED affects 3.5% of women, 2% of men…

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    different categories eating disorders fall into. • Anorexia Nervosa is defined as unusual behaviors that have to do with body image issues of unrealistic ideas. • Bulimia Nervosa is defined as a binge a purge disorder due to the person having self-image issues. • Binge Eating Disorder is defined as someone who eats an unusual amount of food without being able to control his/her urges. • OSFED is defined as a disorder that does not meet the criteria of the other three eating disorders. • There…

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    and started starving herself again. Her parents are crushed. They are between continuing to let Alicia lie in a hospital with tubes in her arm and taking her home or watch her starve to death” (Goodnough 7). As one can tell from Alicia’s story, eating disorders are a serious mental and physical illnesses that have life-threatening…

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    Eating Disorders: Raising the Limit Are many people these days at risk for eating disorders? Eating disorders can be hard to understand if you do not have one. They can often be difficult to cure as well. They not only affect the person but also their friends and family. Friends and family can sympathize with what that individual goes through. Eating disorders have been an increasing problem in today’s society What can cause these disorders? To some popular beliefs, eating disorders are caused…

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    more than others. Eating disorders do not discriminate: men and women, all economic classes, young and old are affected. The National Institute of Mental Health says eating disorders primarily affect girls and women. Eating disorders aren't just problems of teenage girls. Men and boys can also be vulnerable. About 25 percent of preadolescent cases of anorexia occur in boys. In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at a period…

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    the symptoms of depression; negative moods and behaviors such as binge eating and loss of appetite are related to one another (Dingemans, Martijn, Jansen, & Furth, 2009). Shire US Inc. (2016) reports that binge eating disorder has become a prevalent eating disorder within the United States and therefore it has become a problem that needs to be solved. The DSM-5 defines binge eating disorder (B.E.D) as the following: “1. Eating, in a discrete period of time…an amount of food that is definitely…

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    Eating Disorders are dangerous and overtaking our teens today to make themselves see a perfect body image. Most of the eating disorders affecting teens it is 5 out of 6 people. Teenagers would either starve or binge for that "perfect image" and a lot of teenagers do starving or binge which is a risk to their bodies. The Eating Disorders are Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa, two different disorders the with same result. One of the harsh Eating Disorders is Anorexia Nervosa. Anorexia is a disorder…

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    Eating disorders are all around us. The person you believe to be extremely confident, can barely look at himself in the mirror. The girl who you wish you were like, she is just starting to eat again. You can’t always see it by looking at someone. Once you talk to them you can learn that depression takes over their life and they can’t sleep at night because of their anxiety. In America 30 million people have suffered from an eating disorder at one point in their life. One out of a hundred women…

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