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One of the most common problems amongst young people in todays society is eating disorders The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa As many as twenty percent of females in their teenage and adult years suffer from either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa Males are also afflicted by these eating disorders but at a much lower rate with a female to male ratio of six to one Those with anorexia nervosa refuse to maintain a normal body weight by not eating and have an intense fear of gaining weight People who suffer from bulimia nervosa go through periods of binge eating and then purging or sometimes not purging but instead refraining from eating at all for days Both of these disorders can do a number on a persons body and mental state forcing them to become emaciated and often depressed There is no known exact cause of either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa but many factors play a role in the initial onset such as personality traits low self-esteem and social and cultural influences All of these factors are common in eating disorders but all need not be present for the disorder to occur Many anorexics have specific personality traits that urge them to refrain from eating Many are perfectionists that will diet and exercise and not eat until their bodies are perfect Unfortunately however he or she never thinks their body is perfect so the destructive cycle carries on Anorexics that are perfectionists also tend to want to be in control at all time Often they feel as though others are trying to force them to do things and so they take complete control of their bodies the one thing only they can control Marcia 18 an anorexic wrote in her diary I am in control people are just jealous because I have will power Another factor is low self-esteem One anorexic said of her low self-esteem My goal in
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