Eating Disorders And Anorexia Nervosa Essay

1389 Words Dec 5th, 2015 null Page
There are many Mental Disorders that are fascinating to learn about, but I wanted to learn a little more about Eating Disorders mostly because it affects people are my age. The movie I decided to watch was Starving in Suburbia (2011) it stars a senior in high school named Hannah Warner (Laura Wiggins) who starts to develop an Eating Disorder more specifically Anorexia Nervosa. An eating disorder is a psychological disorder, also featured with any abnormal eating habits, there are many types of eating disorders the most known are Bulimia Nervosa, Binge eating and Anorexia Nervosa with is the disorder that the film focuses on. Anorexia Nervosa is leaning more to an emotional disorder characterized by an obsession to lose a lot of weight by having a very low calorie diet or even in drastic cases the person refuses to intake any food. The cause of anorexia nervosa is still not fully understood. Most psychologists believe that the disorder is developed from a mixture of emotional, social and physical triggers. There are other thoughts on what causes Anorexia nervosa like low self-confidence, being a perfectionist, also cultural and social pressure. Genetics has also been linked to the cause of Anorexia Nervosa; people with eating disorders sometimes have a family history of an eating disorder, mood disorder or obesity. Also, stress seems to play a part in causing Anorexia Nervosa, extreme dieting cause change how your metabolism and brain work which could end up…

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