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|Anorexia |November 19 |

| |2007 |

|Anorexia Nervosa is a very serious disease that is plaguing many young people in our society. The |Understanding Eating Disorders |

|purpose of this paper is to discuss eating disorders and prove the these disease, specifically Anorexia | |

|Nervosa, continues to rise due to psychological and environmental factors along with pressure from the | |

|media and society. | |


I. Introduction ' Anorexia definition and purpose of the paper.

II. Body ' Eating disorders, Understanding of Eating Disorders, Society’s Role, Treatments

A. Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

B. Signs and Symptoms

C. Scientific Understanding of Eating Disorders

D. The Society of the Person with Eating Disorders

E. The Role of Expectations in the Genesis of Eating Disorders

F. Familial Causes of Eating Disorders

G. The Role played by Media

H. Pro-Ana Websites

I. Causes

J. Treatment

III. Conclusion: The Need for Change


Today eating disorders are a serious health problem. Anorexia nervosa is a life-threatening eating disorder defined by refusal to maintain body weight. Many people affected by anorexia are trying to fulfill a culturally imposed ideal body image, which stresses thinness. The obsession of many young girls over their appearance or weight has led to a growing number of people who have developed an eating disorder to try to deal with their lack of...