Effect of Eating Disorder to Teenagers
Did you ever notice you had an eating disorder because you were much too concerned about your weight and body shape? Or do you know someone who has extreme and unhealthy eating practices in the quest to attain a perfect body? Nowadays many teens are concerned about how they look and can feel self-conscious about their bodies. This can be especially true when they undergo puberty, dramatic physical changes and face new social pressures. Teens don't know or believe that there could be any real long-term effects of eating disorder on their bodies and the fact that they are still young, teens think that they are invincible and overcome all the consequences of not eating properly. In our country, eating disorder is not yet a major problem but we shouldn’t wait for it to be a one. As early as today we should prevent it by helping, guiding and giving some tips to everyone who is experiencing this kind of disorder especially the teens that have lack of information about the effects of it in the near future. Everyone should be aware about eating disorders regardless of culture, economic status, gender, and health status to be able to prevent further mental, emotional and physical disturbances. Unfortunately, many kids and teens successfully hide eating disorders from their families for months or even years. Eating disorders involve self-critical, negative thoughts and feelings about body weight and food, and eating habits that disrupt normal body function and daily activities. Some of the most common forms of eating disorder are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. It is common in the United States because as we can see most of them if not super slim they are very fat or obese. According to a study published in Behavior Modification, body weight, binge eating, compensatory behavior, too much concern with shape and weight, dietary restraint, body image disturbance, affective disturbance are all domains of interest common to those...
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