Anorexia nervosa

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An eating disorder is a condition which affects an individual eating habits, as a result of their self-inflicted or as a bodily reaction to the consumption offood. It involve disturbed eating behavior with a distorted body image. There are many reasons to have an eating disorder, one common example is school, because you are so stressed that you forgeteating and having your meals in the right time. Work and family also affect.
Anorexia nervosa, is one type of eating disorder. More importantly, it is also a psychological disorder.Anorexia is a condition that goes beyond out-of-control dieting. A person with anorexia initially begins dieting to lose weight. Over time, the weight loss becomes a sign of mastery and control. Theindividual continues the endless cycle of restrictive eating, often accompanied by other behaviors such as excessive exercising or the overuse of diuretics, laxatives, and/or enemas in order to reduce bodyweight, often to a point close to starvation in order to feel a sense of control over the body. This cycle becomes an obsession and, in this way, is similar to any type of drug addiction.
Some experts feel that demands from society and families could possibly be some of the causes for anorexia. For many individuals with anorexia, the destructive cycle begins with thepressure to be thin and attractive. A poor self-esteem compounds the problem.
Other researchers feel that this disorder can stem from a particular dysfunction often seen in families of anorexiapatients. In one particular type of dysfunction, family members become so interdependent that each cannot achieve their identity as an individual. Restrictive dieting may prevent their bodies from developingin a normal manner and, in their thinking, restricts the maturational process and maintains the parent-child relationship that the family has come to rely on.
Some studies also suggest that a...
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