Causes And Consequences Of Eating Disorders Essay

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In the United States, twenty million women and ten million men suffer from an eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder (Hudson, Keski-Rahkonen, and Wade). Eating disorders are a very complex and devastating illness that cause serious consequences for people’s health and relationships. Along with affecting the physical health, the mental and emotional health is affected. When suffering from an eating disorder, people need to seek professional help and the sooner that they seek help the more likely a person has for physical and emotional recovery. The major causes of eating disorders are the media, stress, depression, and anger. In the world today, there are many pressures that people feel that have to potential to lead to a psychological disorder. One of the major pressures is in the sports world in which people feel the need to be a certain weight, or they are obsessed with their body in an unhealthy way. According to a study completed by Craig Johnson; a psychologist who is in charge of the eating disorders program at Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital in Tulsa Oklahoma, out of over one thousand four hundred college athletes thirty eight percent of males were at risk of disturbed eating behaviors (Dobie). In sports, losing weight is seen as some type of stigma and the stigma needs to have an end put to it with the help of professionals. When athletes feel the pressure to lose weight, they…

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