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  • Starving In Suburbia By Anorexia Nervosa

    are Bulimia Nervosa, Binge eating and Anorexia Nervosa with is the disorder that the film focuses on. Anorexia Nervosa is leaning more to an emotional disorder characterized by an obsession to lose a lot of weight by having a very low calorie diet or even in drastic cases the person refuses to intake any food. The cause of anorexia nervosa is still not fully understood. Most psychologists believe that the disorder is developed from a mixture of emotional, social and physical triggers. There are other thoughts on what causes Anorexia nervosa like low self-confidence, being a perfectionist, also cultural and social pressure. Genetics has also been linked to the cause of Anorexia Nervosa; people with eating disorders sometimes have a family history of an eating disorder, mood disorder or obesity. Also, stress seems to play a part in causing Anorexia Nervosa, extreme dieting cause change how your metabolism and brain work which could end up stressing out the body. Lastly, stressful life events such as the death of a loved one, moving and divorce cause trigger it. For Anorexia Nervosa there are usually what most psychologist class “The three key features” which are the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image. With anorexia nervosa there are various signs and symptoms with having to do with food,appearance ,purging and the effects that this disorder has a person. I see the effects of the disorder as signs and…

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  • Family Based Therapy

    genetics play a significant role in the development of an eating disorder, that is, individuals with a family prevalence of eating disorders are at higher risk of suffering from an eating disorders. Therefore, genes and environment interact to influence an individual’s personality and behavior. In order to help the parents understand their child’s resistance is not simply stubbornness, but fighting an uphill battle with their biology, explaining the genetic and biological factors is a necessity.…

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  • What Is The Cause Of Eating Disorders

    to this day. Taking the first step and making sure you become better is one of the biggest step that you can take. Getting over an eating disorder is a very hard thing to do. It is a lot like trying to break a bad habit. It takes a lot of practice and a lot of support from others. This is not just an easy step to make, yet it is the best way to help yourself. There are treatments that are to help people with eating disorders. According to the website of Eating Disorders: About More Than Food…

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  • The Perfect Body Image

    imperfections are perfect because it means that he/she is human. Unfortunately, eating disorders have become exceedingly common in North America. Eating disorders and ideal body image are directly related because most societies’ influences are persuading women to become thinner and thinner. According to the Canadian Pediatric Society, “the path to developing an eating disorder begins with either dieting or over exercising during adolescence. There have been estimates that up to 40 percent…

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  • Binge Eating Disorder: A Case Study

    is not associated with Bulimia Nervosa or Anorexia Nervosa. Typical patients of those two disorders show compensatory behaviors and although Andrea has struggled with weight loss and attempted to deal with her eating, there are no examples of purging or driven exercise. Biological, Family, and Cultural Considerations If I completed an assessment with this client, biological, familial and cultural considerations would be looked at to validate the diagnosis of BED in addition to other things. The…

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  • Case Study Eating Disorder

    Counselling Case Study - Alexandra This case study will explore eating disorder problem of a 46-year-old woman Alexandra who recently started to gain weight due to developing binge eating. Two different therapeutic approaches - Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Person Centered Therapy to improve her binge eating problem will be reviewed and compared. In addition, briefly will be discussed the MB EAT program aimed at enhancement of the PC Therapy. From the CBT perspective, Alexandra can be viewed…

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  • The Globalization Of Eating Disorders By Susan Bordo Analysis

    sending across. RESPONSE TO THE PASSAGE As mentioned earlier, the writer dwelt on media being the driving influence behind existing eating disorders across various cultures. However, this is only partly true since there are other causative factors of eating disorders. These factors can be subdivided into biological, psychological and environmental factors (www.eatingdisorders.com). The biological factors include; Irregular hormone functions, Nutritional deficiencies and Genetics though further…

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  • Causes Of Anorexia Nervosa

    Thousands are affected by eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa, or commonly known as anorexia is one of the most common ones. Anorexia is the rare eating disorder that is characterized by abnormally low body weight and the fear of gaining weight. Anorexia is most common among young females, but the disorder can be prevalent among the male gender. Anorexia does not only complicate the physical state, but the disorder can affect the mental health of a person; anorexia is powerful when involving…

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  • How Do Words And Actions Affect People

    There are theories as to why self-harm “helps”. 19-year-old Mia, who suffered from self-harm since the age of 13, claimed,“Slitting my arms was the only thing that seemed to work. It was the only release I had. It was the only thing that kept me ‘sane’ through everything.” For them it is a way to feel relief. Keeping feelings bottled up inside can be emotionally exhausting and painful. Many people can go to a best friend or family member to vent those feelings, but people with depression often…

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  • The Effects Of Eating Disorders On The Health Of College Students

    nervosa as the refusal to maintain a minimally normal or higher than minimally normal weight and is often associated with fear of weight gain and denial of current low weight (“Eating Disorders: About More Than Food,” 2014). On the other hand, bulimia nervosa is characterized by periods of excessive calorie consumption immediately followed by the use of methods to prevent weight gain (“Eating Disorders: About More Than Food,” 2014). Eating disorders not otherwise specified are disorders that may…

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