Dying To Be Thin: Anorexia Nervosa
The individual may not recognize that her weight loss or not eating at all is a problem. Anorexics may be afraid of losing control over the amount of food they eat; thus, they want to control their emotions, and reactions to their emotions. Stacy was a beautiful 16-year-old girl. At that age everyone adored her: her friends, her teachers, her parents, etc. She was on the honor roll in school. She was very athletic, being on the track team, soccer team, and the girls’ baseball team. She was also musically talented; she was on the choir and played the piano. Towards the middle of our sophomore year in high school, her friends began to notice that she was losing a lot of weight. Thinking that she was on a diet, they complimented her on her weight loss. Then they noticed that she was not only getting thin, but acting differently too. She stopped hanging out with them, because she wanted to be more by herself now. Stacy became even thinner and paler .She began to look quite sick. Her mother immediately made an appointment with the family doctor. However, it was not easy to persuade Stacy to go see the doctor. She did not believe anything was wrong with her. In fact, she was so happy with her weight loss that she planned to go on dieting.
People like Stacy living with the illness often have a low self-esteem and a great need to control their surroundings and emotions. Usually, the Eating Disorder is a unique result of a group of external and internal conflicts, such as stress, anxiety, and unhappiness. Anorexia is a negative way to cope with these emotions. Anorexia Nervosa is a disorder, which is concerned with dieting, and thinness that leads to an extreme weight loss. Anorexics have an intense fear of fat, and their concern with food and weight often hides other basic mental problems. In fact, the thing that causes the mind to miss think in this way is completely unknown; there may be many reasons. Some doctors believe that...
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