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    Eating Disorders and their Treatments: Anorexia and Bulimia

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    What is an eating disorder? What makes this disorder unique; how is it similar to other mental disorders? Could it be prevented? What is the treatment approach recommended by current disorder?

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    Eating disorders, unlike normal eating habits, are marked by an obsession that revolves around unhealthy eating behaviors as well as unhealthy self-image. Those behaviors include extreme under eating or extreme over eating, as well as unrealistic concerns about body shape or weight. Most individuals who suffer from an eating disorder are adolescents or young adults. However other age groups, such as children and older adults, may suffer from eating disorders as well. Research shows that "Men and boys account for an estimated 5 to 15 percent of patients with anorexia or bulimia and an ...

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    A discussion of various types of eating disorders and how they can be treated is examined. The treatment approach recommended by a current disorder is determined.