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P a g e | 1 Eating Disorders Axia College of University of Phoenix Valerie Miller 03/28/2010
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P a g e | 2 Eating disorders have become more common in the world today. Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, and Binge eating are characterized as gross disturbances in eating behavior. These disorders typically begin in adolescence or in early adult life. These disorders are serious enough to cause death. Therefore, it is important to catch it early on in order to treat people with these disorders effectively. Although, treating people with these disorders is not an easy thing to do because this is not considered a serious mental illness and it is causing a health care crisis in those with these disorders and their families. This is considered hard to explain considering that there is evidence that eating disorders are highly heritable, biologically based, severe mental disorders. Anorexia nervosa is considered an eating disorder when people do not eat and usually starve themselves. People with this disorder are usually afraid to eat because they are afraid of becoming overweight. People with anorexia nervosa will not eat at all and are putting themselves in danger of starving themselves to death. These people will
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