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Treatment of Eating 2 Abstract In this paper I have attempted to define both anorexia nervosa and bulimia Psychologists and psychiatrists have formulated a three-prong approach to the treatment of these eating disorders First is to focus on the immediate health crisis Second is to develop a counseling regimen with the patient Finally a counseling schedule must be implemented with the family Treatment of Eating 3 Definition of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Eating disorders may take different forms but have the same desired effect the extreme loss of weight Anorexia nervosa is categorized by eating much less than one needs becoming extremely thin and in extreme cases anorexia nervosa leads to death Kalat 293 Bulimia is another eating disorder where the outcome is the same but the method is different from anorexia Bulimia is categorized by a fluctuation between eating and dieting Some but not all eat enormous meals then force themselves to vomit Kalat 294 In both cases the disorder label is used once 15 or more of the original body weight is lost an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat loss of or irregular menstrual cycle and a distorted body image Walsh 1387 Women are ten times more likely to have an eating disorder than men Nash 68 Anorexia nervosa and bulimia combined effect about 8 million Americans chiefly adolescent females Thub 8 A Case Study Between two tarnished cold metal bars lies me a frail female body Thick globs of glucose struggle into my near collapsed veins My bones protrude slicing through my wrinkled dry skin Downs like fur entries my starving body trying to insulate me I was once an elite gymnast now a neurotic anorexic My mind is focused on one thing only the terrifying lard being mechanically forced into me making
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