The Cause and Effects of Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia

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  • Topic: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Body dysmorphic disorder
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The Cause and Effects of Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia An eating disorder is a serious disease that causes the body to have detrimental effects against one’s psychological, emotional, and physical state. In this paper, I am going to discuss the similarities and differences regarding anorexia nervosa and bulimia in terms of how these disorders can severely disrupt your life. As for the last part, I will inform you on the various treatments associated with these disorders, so people can live happy healthy lives. A few similar characteristics conjoin anorexia nervosa and bulimia in to the same category. Both of these disorders are a result of ineffective dieting patterns. In which begins from a strong anxiety of becoming overweight. There is an overpowering need to lose weight and remain thin. Another comparison between anorexia nervosa and bulimia sufferers is the altered view of themselves; he or she perceives a larger form than what they actually are in reality. They are very aware of their body and they often set dangerous weight goals. Someone with these disorders will repeatedly abuse diet pills, diuretics, laxatives, or they will exercise excessively. Anorexics and bulimics weigh equally when it comes to psychological matters. As it is explained by medical experts, “between 40% to 96% of all eating-disordered patients experience depression and anxiety disorders” (N.A., 1999, para. 17). Other common mental problems that accompany anorexia and bulimia are obsessive-compulsive disorder also known as OCD and panic attacks. If depression is not cured, it can lead to a suicide attempt(s) or actual suicide. There is a solid emotional toll that anorexia nervosa and bulimia takes on the body. The emotional state of a person becomes apprehensively low. Their self-esteem will rapidly take a deep plunge. Neither anorexics nor bulimics feel satisfied with what they see; regularly they experience bouts of guilt and shame. There are...
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