Eating Disorders Introduction: For my research paper I chose to explore eating disorders and I chose three topics under eating disorders. The three topic I chose where anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. I chose this for my final paper because I do not know much about eating disorders and I would like to learn more. I have personal connections to this because I have family or friends that have or have had an eating disorder at one point in their life.
Eating disorders interest me because there is so much more I need to learn about them. Body Paragraphs: According to national eating disorders web site eating disorders are defined as including extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. (http://www. nationaleatingdisorders. org/information-resources/general-information. php#terms-definitions). One type of eating disorder is binge eating. It is when someone feels like they have lost control of their eating so they just keep eating more and more.
Many people with this disorder results with them become overweight or obese. There have been connections between depression and binge eating disorder in the past. There are a couple treatment options for this disorder. One option is fluoxetine. Another type of eating disorder is Anorexia. According to the something fishy web site anorexia is defined as those who are suffering with this illness have a low self-esteem and often a tremendous need to control their surroundings and emotions. (http://www. omething-fishy. org/whatarethey/anorexia. php). People with this disorder usually have internal and external conflict with themselves. New research shows that for some people they suffer from a genetic predisposition which may have a role in developing anorexia. People with this disorder are very sensitive about people thinking they are fat or they have a huge fear about becoming fat in the future. Some behavioral signs of anorexia are obsessive exercise, calorie and fat gram counting and starvation.
The third type of eating disorder is known as bulimia. By the national institute of mental health web site bulimia is defined as recurrent and frequent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food and feeling a lack of control over the eating. (http://www. nimh. nih. gov/health/publications/eating-disorders/complete-index. shtml). People with this will sometimes eat a lot of food and then in a short amount of time will get rid of it through laxatives and self induced vomiting.
They eat so they can avoid and let out feelings of angers, depression, stress or anxiety. Conclusion: Eating disorders are a very important thing. They have a huge impact on the world and on the people who have this disorder. I think more people need to be educated about the diseases and warning signs that people will show. After researching this topic I have learned so much more about it. People need to understand what symptoms are and how they can help people around them with this disorder. I hope after reading this you have learned so much more.