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Factors Leading to Eating Disorders in Young FemalesCrystal GrantlandDecember 06, 2016
Defining Eating DisordersDefinition of Eating Disorders: any of several psychological disorders (as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, or binge eating disorder) characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior (Merriam-Webster, 2015) Three types : Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorders.What is Anorexia Nervosa? distorted body image that causes a person to see themselves as overweight even when they're dangerously thin. Often refusing to eat, exercising compulsively, and developing unusual habits such as refusing to eat in front of others, and large weight loss amounts or starvation resulting in death. What isBulimia?People eat excessive amounts, then purge their bodies of the food and calories by using laxatives, enemas, or diuretics; vomiting; or exercising. What is Binge Eating Disorder? Subjects have frequent eating episodes that involve large amounts of food but do not purge afterwards. .(Helpguide, n.d.)Eating disorders are most common in females, both young and old. Causes: Low self esteem, feeling helpless, repeatedly being teased about their appearance, societies “perfection” ideals.
Why Do Young Females Fall Prey to Eating Disorders Bodies are changing (puberty) biologically, physically, and psychologically.

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