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Psyc Paper #2 - Kendi Murungi Psyc 2070 2 December 2010...

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Kendi Murungi Psyc 2070 2 December 2010 Anorexia nervosa is a serious condition that is rapidly becoming exceedingly prevalent in today’s world. A recent article from WebMD indicates that anorexia nervosa is on the rise in adolescents. In fact, hospitalizations for children under 12 due to an eating disorder have gone up over one hundred percent in the last 5 years. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is estimated that 0.5% of children have anorexia nervosa, and 1%-2% of children will have bulimia nervosa, another form of an eating disorder. Another surprising fact that the article discusses is that eating disorders are becoming more common in young males, indicating that even as high as 10% of males have an eating disorder. It is also especially important to take note of athletes involved in rigorous sports programs because there is a high likelihood of them developing an eating disorder in hopes of staying at the top of their game. Eating disorders have also been discovered in countries where this disorder has not been seen before. Because the children are so young and the disease is thought to afflict young adults, some pediatricians are not properly equipped to handle the issue. So today, doctors are taking the right steps to make sure children are growing up
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