Anorexia - Keith Wilson Anorexia Anorexia is a common...

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Keith Wilson Anorexia Anorexia is a common eating disorder through out the world for many teenagers mainly concerning young women. Women with this disorder may have an extreme fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though they may be under or normal weight. They may also refuse to maintain their body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height. For instance, she or he is in a time of growth and fails to make the estimated weight gain. Over the years anorexia has been described as many things. In the beginning, 1689, Richard Morton described it as “a Nervous Consumption” caused by “sadness and anxious cares.” Then later on in 1873 the disorder received its existing name and it was described as “a hysteria linked to hypochondriasis” and as “a perversion of the ego.” Pierre Janet thought anorexia to be a merely psychological disorder when different views of the disorder came out in the beginning of the 20 th century. This eating disorder is now described as the person’s refusal to maintain normal body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight, and major disturbance in the opinion of the size or shape of the body. There are many subtypes of Anorexia, there is a restricting type that achieve weight loss mainly through dieting, fasting, or excessive exercise; the purging or binge-
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