Body Image and Eating Disorders

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Body Image and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are a form of mental illness that is long-term and life threatening. It is common to have eating disorders accompany other mental disorders such as depression, alcoholism and drug addiction as well as anxiety. Early intervention of these disorders constitutes a quicker full recovery. There are three predominant eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating (“Eating Disorders”, 2003).
Ninety percent of all eating disorders diagnosis is women between the ages of 12 and 25 years. Recent studies have shown that older women with eating disorders are increasing in number along with the number of diagnosis of men. Boys are also developing eating disorders (“Eating Disorders”, 2003).
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.....ally decrease. You can’t fix one without fixing the other.
References
Body Image. (2009). Retrieved April 3, 2010, from http://www.womenshealth.gov/bodyimage/eatingdisorders/
Body Image and Eating Disorders. 2010. Northern Michigan University. Retrieved April 3, 2010, from http://webb.nmu.edu/Centers/CounselingAndConsultation/SiteSections/SelfHelp/EatingDisorders.shtml
Eating Disorders. (2003). National Mental Health Information Center. Retrieved April 3, 2010, from
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/ken98-0047/default.asp
The Media, Body Image and Eating Disorders. (2005). National Eating Disorders Association. Retrieved April 3, 2010, from http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/nedaDir/files/documents/handouts/MediaBI.pdf