Eating Disorder Essays

Environmental Influences on Human Behavior

Eating disorder is a condition wherein an individual’s eating behavior of eating or not eating is influenced by a psychological impulse, instead of a physiological need. Individuals with eating disorders generally choose to ignore the signals their bodies send out that nourishment is needed for maintenance or that enough food has already been consumed. One general feature commonly observed in an individual with an eating disorder is abnormal weight, which may be either above or below the normal weight. Normal…

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The Globalization of Eating Disorders

I still remember when I was a child, my parents always called me “fat boy”. In the traditional culture of my hometown China, “fatty” means cute, full of blessing. No one associated “fat” with being ugly. Even when I was a high school student, “fat boy” was still my parents’ nickname for me. But in recent years, Chinese aesthetics has been changing quickly. Now, you can easily find all kinds of diet pills on sale in stores, and more and…

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Refusal for Eating Disorders

The controversial issue of insurance companies and mental health cost is an ongoing battle. Initially, I would like to say that eating disorders are emotionally based rather than physically. Emotions are from the mind where there are thoughts, perceptions, motivations, and imaginations. Emotions are what we feel inside of us that cause us to act in a certain manner, although some people’s emotions are so powerful that their actions are uncontrollable. This is the case with eating disorders. Therefore, how…

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Eating Disorder Research Paper

Media and society are often looked at as a source of daily entertainment, gossip and news. Every day, people are constantly exposed to thousands of images of glamour, beauty, celebrities, and much more. The media is so compelling that it has the power to change what people believe in. The images that are shown repeatedly make a way into teenagers mind and they want to be a part of what the media shows. Teens feel the need to change their…

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Eating Disorders and Sexual Violence

Many neurotic behaviors are a direct consequence of Trauma. Some of the disorders caused by sexual violence trauma include Rape Trauma Syndrome, (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and eating disorders (ED). Developing an eating disorder such as compulsive over-eating, anorexia or bulimia after going through sexual violence trauma is very common. However, not all sexual abuse and violence victims will develop an eating disorder. It is estimated that almost 30% to 40% of…

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Why Anorexia Is Bad

According to Stefinie Lein from the University of Arizona, the effects of anorexia nervosa, a complex psychological and physical disorder in which a person starves themselves, are numerous┬áSub Point A) Physical Effects. Lack of essential energy requirements and nutrients tax the entire body and can result in electrolyte disturbances such as hypokalemia (low blood potassium) and hyponatremia (low blood sodium), among others. Electrolyte disturbances, in turn, can cause heart arrhythmias, irregular heartbeats, and even heart attacks. The heart is not…

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Eating Disorders

There has been increased prevalence of eating disorders in the last decade in both high-income and low-income Asian societies, a problem previously present mainly in the West even though the Asian woman is constitutionally more slender than the standard Western woman. The age at which eating disorders occur has also decreased. The reason for spread of eating disorders even in low-income Asian societies is economic liberalization that has led to the deregulation of media advertising. The media is responsible for…

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