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Eat to live dont live to eat or not to This is very hard for a person with an eating disorder to understand since food is their tool for handling the stress and anxiety in their lives Eating disorders affect millions of Americans each year Eating Disorders 1 The most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa and Compulsive Overeating These disorders are serious and when taken to extremes can be life threatening as well All eating disorders arise from a combination of long-standing psychological interpersonal and social conditions Gurze 24 Several other factors such as family and personal problems a low self-esteem and the desire for the ideal body may also contribute to the development of an eating disorder Eating disorders have reached epidemic levels Over seven million women and one million men children and adolescents have an eating disorder Eighty-six percent report onset of illness by age 20 and seventy-seven percent report duration of illness from one to fifteen years Only fifty percent report being cured The cost of treating an eating disorder is often extremely expensive with the potential to extend over 100000 Ratner 17 Once an eating disorder has begun it becomes a long-term sometimes lifetime-long cycle of dieting bingeing and purging or excessive eating A person with an eating disorder becomes trapped in this endless cycle and needs professional physiological and psychological help to break through the chains Eating disorders just as any other addiction are a reaction to a low self- esteem and a negative means of coping with life and stress Others may use alcohol drugs and even compulsive gambling as a way to cope with their problems To someone with an eating disorder their illness is a means of incorporating control into their lives Anorexia Nervosa a disorder of self- starvation manifests itself in a complete refusal of food and can cause psychological endocrine and gynecological problems An anorexic person will turn to obsessive
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