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EVERYDAY SCIENCE Ayesha Belal EATING DISORDERS
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EATING DISORDERS? Eating disorders refer to a group of conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake which maybe
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EATING DISORDERS? The term usually refers to ANOREXIA NERVOSA and BULIMIA NERVOSA. The vast majority of people who suffer from eating disorders are women. Most sufferers are
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ANOREXIA NERVOSA (AN) Anorexia nervosa is characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Persons with anorexia nervosa continue to feel hunger, but deny themselves all but very small quantities of food. The average caloric intake of a
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SYMPTOMS Three major criteria define anorexia nervosa: I. Weight loss and refusal to maintain
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Unformatted text preview: body weight in the normal range for ones age and height. II. A morbid fear of becoming BULIMIA NERVOSA (BN) Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by restraining of food intake for a period of time followed by an over intake or binging CAUSES BIOLOGICAL CAUSES: I. Numerous studies have shown that a possible genetic predisposition toward eating disorders as a result of inheritance. . PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES: II. Psychological causes play CAUSES SOCIAL CAUSES: V. Child maltreatment: children who are subjugated to abuse may develop a disordered eating in an effort to gain some sense of control or for a sense of comfort. VI. Cultural pressure: unrealistic stereotype VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gIpD0PmXK0...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course MASS COMMU 107 taught by Professor Masror during the Spring '11 term at College of E&ME, NUST.

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