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Chris Figueredo Analytic and Persuasive Writing Eating Disorders Eating Disorders are becoming commonplace in American society Many factors are leading people into eating habits that are dangerous to their health The four main types of eating disorders are Anorexia nervosa Bulimia Anorexia athletica and Binge Eating Zerbe 2 A person who has one of these disorders is in risk of serious health problems which could eventually lead to death Regonizing the warning signs and detecting the problems early are two ways the disorders can be treated and individuals can rehabilitate back to a normal life There are many causes of eating disorders The factors can be biological psychological family factors or social factors Biologically a person who is suffering from an eating disorder may have been predetermined due to genetics Certain personality types such as obsessive compulsive and sensitive avoidance can be vulnerable to eating disorders People with an abnormal levels of brain chemicals can be at risk of getting a certain disorder The level of brain chemicals leads the person to anxiety perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors A person already displaying signs of an eating disorder such as bingeing purging and starving can alter the brain chemicals and prolong the disorder People with eating disorders use food to medicate themselves from painful feelings and depressing moods A person with an eating disorder has psychological factors that are involved in the cause The person may try to be a perfectionist This is when one is never satisfied with their appearance and are always trying to look better This may be unrealistic and yet they keep trying to accomplish the impossible They view things as either everything is going good or it is going bad They have succeeded or they have failed There is never any room for failure If they do fail they may go back and look for food to help cheer them up Its a dangerous cycle that
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