The Consequences of Eating Disorder among Teenagers
The effects of eating disorder are bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and anorexia nervosa. Content
* First effect - Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person binges and purges. The person may eat a lot of food at once and then try to get rid of the food by vomiting, using laxatives, or sometimes over-exercising. * Second effect - Binge eating disorder is characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume huge amounts of food while feeling out of control and powerless to stop. The symptoms of binge eating disorder usually begin in late adolescence or early adulthood, often after a major diet. * Third effect - Anorexia nervosa, also known as simply Anorexia, is an eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight. It is often coupled with a distorted self image which may be maintained by various cognitive biases that alter how the affected individual evaluates and thinks about her or his body, food and eating. Persons with anorexia nervosa continue to feel hunger, but deny themselves all but very small quantities of food. In Malaysia, anorexia nervosa rarely occurs to those who are diagnosed with eating disorder symptoms.
In conclusion, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and anorexia nervosa are the three consequences of eating disorder among teenagers.
* Some example of questions to be asked to the teenagers and students in UiTM Shah Alam.
1. How many times do you take meals in a day?
2. How many times do you take soft drinks in a week?
3. Do you prefer cooked meals or instant food?
4. Do you consume a large amount of food at one time?
5. Do you eat when depressed or bored?
6. Do you feel fear of gaining weight or becoming overweight? 7. Do you ever vomit deliberately after taking a meal?
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