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Anorexia Nervosa Anhlinh Mai Axia College of University of Phoenix 1
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Introduction Anorexia Nervosa is one of the most common eating disorders. People who have anorexia have an intense fear of gaining weight. Untreated anorexia can lead to starvation, serious health problems and could lead to dead. 2
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Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder. People who have anorexia have an intense fear of gaining weight. They are very limit the amount of food they eat and can become dangerously thin. Anorexia affects both the body and the mind. It may start as dieting, but it gets out of control. Anorexia nervosa is an illness that usually occurs in teenage girls, but it can also occur in teenage boys, adult women and men. They lose a lot of weight and are terrified of gaining weight. They believe they are fat even though they are very thin. Anorexia is not just a problem with food or weight. It is affected to the mind and has to deal with emotional problems. Anorexia nervosa become more and more obsessed with thinness as they continue to lose weight, even though they may appear to others as little more than skin and bones, but they see themselves as fat and deny that they have a problem. According to the Oxford Reference, Apollo Group (2009) “Many people are now familiar with the disorder of anorexia nervosa, which is diagnosed by the criteria of self-induced weight loss coupled with a morbid fear of becoming fat and relentless pursuit of thinness”. Approximately 95% that affected with anorexia are female, but males can develop the disorder as well. Anorexia nervosa is affected to all ethnicities and all over the countries. Anorexia nervosa was first identified in the 1870’s by Sir W. W. Gull. Although the medical facts of anorexia nervosa have been documented since the 1870s, personal details of anorexia’s lives are more publicized today than ever before. Many eating disorder clinics have opened since the late 1980s, but it may be difficult to change the eating behavior and mindset of an anorexia victim, especially when they are surrounding by numerous other thin women who have similar eating behaviors. Today, many 3
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young women are obsessed with dieting as a form of cultural expression and a way to look as thin as the models and celebrities. Anorexia nervosa seems to be more prevalent as the ideal female body image becomes thinner; however, the disorder may have always been this
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course HEALTH CAR 230 taught by Professor Best during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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