Cause & Effect - Eating Disorders

Cause & Effect - Eating Disorders - It seems like it's...

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It seems like it’s every little girl’s dream of becoming a model. They want to be thin and pretty like the models they see on television and in magazines. Often, the desire becomes an obsession and young girls see “thinness” as being a needed characteristic. For most girls, the teenage years are spent trying to acquire this look. Females are trying diets and are exercising like it is a competition to see who can lose the most weight the quickest. The obsession of many young girls over their appearance or weight has led to a growing number of people who have developed an eating disorder to try to deal with their lack of self-esteem or other related problems. Eating disorders are a serious health problem. Personal Counseling & Resources says that eating disorders “are characterized by a focus on body shape, weight, fat, food, and perfectionism and by feelings of powerlessness and low self-esteem.” Three of the most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ENG 1000C taught by Professor Roeder during the Spring '08 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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