Essays Tagged: "Anorexia nervosa"

Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

ANOREXIA AND BULIMIAAnorexia Nervosa: a condition characterized by intense fear of gaining weight or ... nitions we interviewed Dr. David Praul of Charter Hospital by fax.1. Is there a typical sufferer of Anorexia or Bulimia?While anorexics are often members of the middle class or affluent society, recen ... tion in all that they do.Generally speaking, bulimia is likely to begin after the late teens, while anorexia more often starts during adolescence. The incidence of anorexia or bulimia in males is abou ...

(4 pages) 188 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Critical Summary of Cultural Effects on Eating Attitudes in Israeli Subpopulations and Hospitalized Anorectics

age feminine body and the traditional Israeli subpopulation views, there is an increasing amount of anorexia nervosa proportionate to the severity of the western influence. To test their hypothesis, A ... tantiated as well as the results they attained from conducting the survey.Apter explains to us that anorexia nervosa is a severe eating disorder that affects mostly upper & middle class teenage gi ...

(3 pages) 55 0 2.2 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders: AnorexiaEach year millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and sometimes life ... jority are adolescents and young adult women. Approximately one percent of adolescentsgirls develop anorexia nervosa, a dangerous condition in which they can literally starve themselves to death.Anoth ... ut much less frequently. The consequences of eating disorders can be severe. For example, one in tenanorexia nervosa leads to death from starvation, cardiac arrest, or suicide. Fortunately, increasing ...

(6 pages) 438 3 3.2 Jan/1988

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Causes and Treatments for Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa, a mental illness in which a person has a severe and constant fear of gaining weigh ... themselves to be fat even when their weight is so low that their health is in danger. A person with anorexia nervosa often refuses to eat anything and usually becomes extremely thin after a period of ... me.As a mental illness, this disease deals with the emotions of the patient. Therefore, people with anorexia often need a lot of psychological support. And since curing Anorexia requires an intensive ...

(4 pages) 153 1 4.6 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Anorexia and bulimia: an overview of the disorder

Anorexia and bulimia are really complex disorders that stems from muchmore than just weight preoccup ... , andmaturation are common. The loss of periods and breast often fuel the obsession(Levenkron, 174).Anorexia Nervosa is a eating disorder primarily characterized by a personsrefusal to eat. To be diag ... underweight,a person will believe that they are overweight, or normal (Smith, 11-16). Aperson with anorexia will sometimes limit their caloric intake to under 300 caloriesa day (Levenkron, 6). physic ...

(3 pages) 192 3 3.4 Sep/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

This paper is about anorexia in teenage girls discusses the problems

Research PaperAnorexia and Teenage GirlsAnorexia Nervosa, as it is referred to in medical terminology, is an extre ... that up to one percent of all adolescent and college age female students suffer from some degree of anorexia nervosa. In many of those cases, it was noted that the female's body weight was, on average ... t is a normally expected weight for females in their particular age and height ranges. Often times, anorexia manifests itself in different forms, the most common symptoms occurring when girls attempt ...

(12 pages) 197 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Anorexia Nervosa is the subject of this essay. This essay was part of a project I did on the eating disorder.

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to eat for fear of weight gain. An ... rmal weight for age and height, self-induced vomiting or use of laxatives and/or extensive exercise.Anorexia is thought to be a psychological disorder and often occurs as the result of emotional probl ... orexic usually has low self-esteem, which is usually the main cause of the disorder.Some effects of anorexia are: the breaking down of muscle tissue for energy, lowered levels of heart rate, BMR, and ...

(2 pages) 90 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Anorexia nervosa is a disorder that is best explained as self-starva ... It becomes a constant reminder when she eats that people are judging her for her outer appearance. Anorexia nervosa may sometimes be connected to a disorder of the hypothalamus, a region of the brain ... brain tells her to make up for the food that she has deprived herself of. It is often combined with anorexia. This combined condition, sometimes called bulimorexia or bulimia nervosa is characterized ...

(2 pages) 82 4 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


Anorexia nervosa is a disease that causes the persistent pursuit of thinness, and it is a serious pr ... e anorexic and now I'm 99 so I'm happy and being anorexic helped me become happy so I am really for anorexia but only if you know how to use it responsibly." This quote here proves that having anorexi ... orexia is not only a physical problem, but also a psychological one as well. Not only do teens with anorexia have issues like being prone to sickness or near death, but they also are usually depressed ...

(3 pages) 46 0 2.6 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Eating Disorders

e, eating is an enemy. These 10 million people suffer from some sort eating disorder, most commonly Anorexia nervosa or Bulimia nervosa.The first and most common eating disorder, affecting nearly seve ... most common eating disorder, affecting nearly seven million women and one million men each year, is Anorexia nervosa . Anorexia means the loss of appetite, however, this is often misleading because an ...

(7 pages) 276 1 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


others, however, eating is the source of a severe psychological disorder. This disorder is known as anorexia. According to Harvard's eating disorder center , one out of every one hundred young women b ... ders , and without treatment the death rate is around 20-30% due to complications from the illness. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that can cause a person to literally "waste away," as you can ...

(3 pages) 119 4 3.8 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Anorexia Treatment.

Anorexia TreatmentHere's a question, how would you feel if you found out that your friend had just c ... uld you feel if you knew you could have stopped her/him from doing it years ago? That's what I call Anorexia Nervosa, suicide. In definition it's the deliberate self-starvation with intense weight los ... ociety isn't even trying to prevent it?There are many types of treatment for people who suffer from anorexia nervosa: palliative care (active care without a cure), hospitalization, and psychiatric car ...

(4 pages) 50 0 0.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


g thin is the same thing as being happy and beautiful. The two most common eating disorders include anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is a disease in which women become very self-consciou ...

(1 pages) 40 0 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


AnorexiaIn today's society, we often hear of people who suffer daily from illnesses such as cancer, ... t about the illness that consumes the life of over eight million Americans, 90 percent being women? Anorexia nervosa, in medicine, is a condition characterized my intense fear of gaining weight or bec ... ally starve themselves or severely restrict their food intake suffer from an eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. The disorder, which usually begins in young people around the time of puberty, inv ...

(5 pages) 123 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

What is Anorexia?

ANOREXIAAnorexia nervosa is a disease that one percent of female adolescents in the United States ha ... ease that one percent of female adolescents in the United States have. Though most people that have anorexia are young women between ten and twenty years old, older and younger people have this diseas ... this disease, and a few men have this disease, but it is not as common. Ten percent of people with anorexia are men, the other ninety percent are women. Anorexia is a serious eating disorder in which ...

(4 pages) 62 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

This is a project for my Intro to Pyschology class on anorexia nervosa.

Anorexia NervosaAnorexia nervosa is disorder characterized by a refusal to maintain normal weight, i ... and eating only those in small quantities (i.e. lettuce, crackers, and fruit).Affected Population- Anorexia has been considered as a disorder of upper- and middle-class white women - Current studies ... exes, all races and all social classes affected- On average 0.5 to 4 percent of females suffer from anorexia in their lifetime- Disorder tends to begin during adolescence and early twenties- However, ...

(5 pages) 96 1 4.1 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bulimia Nervosa. How can people become bulimic? When did it get started? How do people with Bulimia Nervosa keep weight off? What is Bulimia Nervosa?

osa until 1987 by G. Russell in England. Individuals with Bulimia Nervosa are similar to those with Anorexia Nervosa in that they are preoccupied with their shape and weight.In contrast to anorectics, ... iagnosis of bulimia nervosa is only made if the bulimic behaviors do not occur during an episode of Anorexia Nervosa.A binge is defined as uncontrollably eating, often rapidly, a large amount of food ...

(3 pages) 67 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Mayra's "Leap of faith" Wasted by Mayra Hornbacher.

ors fight with years and years of dealing with the related diseases and side effects of bulimia and anorexia nervosa. Throughout the entire book, there are times when although she has extreme anxiety ... needs to comply with the caring suggestions from her family and friends.The reasons for bulimia and anorexia nervosa can be very questionable and complex. There is always a need for attention whether ...

(4 pages) 37 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Anorexia and Bulimia

s amongst young people in today's society is eating disorders. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. As many as twenty percent of females in their teenage and adul ... a nervosa. As many as twenty percent of females in their teenage and adult years suffer from either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Males are also afflicted by these eating disorders, but at a mu ...

(4 pages) 43 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Anoerxia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder usually found in young adults. It is when they refuse to eat, ... e wants to be the perfect person, all around, so she must feel the need to look perfect, physically.Anorexia is described to be a weight loss of 15% or more below the average body weight for someone t ... t loss of 15% or more below the average body weight for someone their age, and height. Someone with anorexia nervosa could have problems with their skin, making it turn a yellowish color, or look slig ...

(2 pages) 47 1 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health