Anorexia

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ALMERIA, NINA CATHY LOUISE
HRM I I. Topic: Anorexia Nervosa II. Purpose: To inform the audience about anorexia nervosa III. Introduction
Eating- most people do not give this a second thought. To many it comes as naturally as breathing, but for others however eating is the source of a severe psychological disorder known as Anorexia Nervosa. According to The Grolier Encyclopedia of Knowledge, Anorexia Nervosa is a disorder typified by self-starvation. It occurs most commonly among adolescent females but is also observed in older women and men. Girls affected with this disorder have a pathological fear of being fat. The disorder may appear when a young woman leaves home, or it may develop connection with mental depression, peer pressure, or sexual temptation.

The patient stops menstruating and simply refuses to eat. She/he may lose weight to the point of life threatening exhaustion. The patient remains physically active and believes she is much fatter than she actually is.

The whole body and mind suffers. The medical effects are numerous and can very well lead to death. Anorexics suffer from constipation, dry skin, and bodily soreness. The heart may no longer work to its capacity. Also the blood pressure falls to abnormally low levels. There are also psychological consequences such as social withdrawal and sleeping problems. About half of all anorexic patients recover permanently. About 10% die of self starvation and the rest have repeated relapses.

For most anorexics, the drive for thinness probably has its roots in our society and media. In an anorexics mind, fat is viewed as unattractive, food causes fat, and therefore food should be avoided. IV. Conclusion
Beautiful women are thin women. This is certainly what society would have us believe. Unfortunately, this belief causes many young women to be obsessed with thinness, obsessed to the…...

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