Topics: Eating disorders, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa Pages: 2 (835 words) Published: October 26, 2014

There is a new epidemic that is threatening the health and even the life of Spanish adolescents: anorexia and bulimia. The importance given to physical appearance in Western culture influences a lot of people who feel dissatisfied with their image.Before you speak of the symptoms of these disorders, I'd like to reflect on our culture and stage of life rather complicated, adolescence. It seems that both anorexia and bulimia are frequent especially from the 80s, in the culture of the developed countries and in the second decade of life. The media have a lot to do with it: constantly raining down messages about what constitutes being an attractive person and success, especially targeting girls. Physical beauty is always associated with social and professional success. We all know the names of the top models, but almost nobody sounding names of women with personal achievements as important as discovering effective treatments for a disease or defend human rights. WHAT IS?

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and psychological as well. This condition goes beyond weight control: the patient starts a diet to lose weight until it becomes a symbol of power and control. Thus, the individual comes to the brink of starvation in order to feel control over their own body. This obsession is similar to an addiction to any drug or substance. Today, recorded 4 cases of anorexia per thousand people. The essential features of this disorder are distortion of body image, without recognizing the development of thinness and general feeling of personal ineffectiveness. At first it is only a matter of degree what differentiates the anorexic / or others before a failure or following the advice of a friend comes the desire to lose weight. They put on a diet and become great experts in the world of dietetics, following some slogans much harder and stiffer than those of her friends. When the others have stopped dieting, the person with anorexia continues. Causes...
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