BULIMIA NERVOSA AND LADY DIANA
Dated: 20th Oct, 2010
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the study
III. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
1. CAUSES OF BULIMIA NERVOSA
2. LADY DIANA
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder found mostly aiming young girls and is characterized by uncontrolled bingeing, followed by vomiting, excessive exercising and laxatives. Social, psychological and biological factors can contribute to this illness. Lady Diana was the victim of this eating disorder. She was the center of attention for media and public and felt the ignorance of her husband. She became obsessed about her body shape and weight. Her marital life was the reason for her illness. So, Bulimia should be treated carefully and special attention should be given to the eating patterns, false beliefs about appearance and emotional issues should be fairly solved
BULIMIA NERVOSA AND LADY DIANA
Bulimia was first revealed in 1979 by Gerald F.M. Russell. It is an eating disorder commonly found aiming young adolescent girls and is characterized by uncontrolled bingeing, followed by behaviors designed to prevent weight gain from the binges (Durand, 2003, p.523). Princess Diana struggled with this disorder for many years due to the problems that she was dealing with. Statement of the problem
The focus of this study was to understand (1) Bulimia nervosa which is the most common eating disorder and (2) how it affected Princess Diana. Purposes of the study
The purposes of this study were as follows:
To have the awareness of Bulimia Nervosa in a better way. *
To know why it targeted Lady Diana.
To give recommendations to prevent this disorder.
What is bulimia Nervosa?
It is a very common eating disorder in which a person binges and purges. The bulimic consumes a large amount of food at once and then try to get rid of it by vomiting, over exercising and sometimes laxatives. Symptoms of bulimia nervosa
People suffering with bulimia nervosa may have the following signs and symptoms. This is the diagnostic criteria for Bulimia Nervosa in the eye of DSM’s last edition.
Binge eating: Recurrent episodes of binge eating, characterized by an abnormally large intake of food within a 2-hour period, combined with a sense of lack of control over eating during these episodes (Susan, 2004, p.281). Inappropriate controlling: Recurrent, inappropriate compensatory behavior to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, fasting; or excessive exercising. Duration: On average, bingeing and inappropriate compensatory behavior occur at least twice a week, for at least 3 months (Susan, 2004, p.281). Obsession: They possess too much obsession about body shape and weight.
Causes of Bulimia Nervosa
Figure1. CAUSES OF BULIMIA NERVOSA
It is a complicated body issue and a long-term disease. No one knows the exact cause of bulimia in a given situation but some of the causes and risks can be considered true.
Poor body image: Our society’s emphasis on slimness and beauty can lead to body dissatisfaction, specifically in young women overwhelmed with the media images of physical ideal beauty.
Appearance-oriented people: People who face immense image pressure are more at risk of developing bulimia. Those at risk are models, wrestlers, runners, and actors etc.
Self-esteem: People who have the image of themselves as worthless, unattractive and useless are more at risk of developing bulimia nervosa.
Major life changes: This is also activated by transitions and stressful changes in one’s life. Binging and purging may be a helpful but negative way to get rid of these tensions....
Bibliography: 1. Durand, V. Mark, Barlow, David H. Essentials of Abnormal Psychology, Thomsom Wadsworth (2003): 520- 523
2. Nelon-Hoeksema,, Susan. Abnormal Psychology, McGraw-Hill companies
(2004): 279- 282
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