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Transcript of Eating Disorders
What Triggers an Eating Disorder?
Highest mortality rates of any mental illness
Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer
20% of people suffering will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems
Types of Eating Disorders
Night Eating Syndrome
Dysfunctional eating behaviors
Affect physical and mental health
Trouble communicating with family
Loss of control
Inability to cope with and process emotions
What is an eating disorder?
Problem since 1900's
20's- slightly more thin (now seen in wealthy class)
50's- getting thinner
60's- ultra thin models
70's to present- continuing to steadily get worse
Campaigns/advertisements on varying sizes and looks (ex: Dove Real Beauty)
Large companies (ex: Victoria's Secret) using models of all body types
Change weight limits/requirements on modeling agencies
Make more people aware of eating disorders and self images issues
Age 21, 5’8”, 88 pounds
Diet: apples and tomatoes
Age 22, 5’9”, 96.8 pounds
Diet: Lettuce and diet coke
5’5” Lowest weight: 55 pounds: anorexic since 13
Result of bullying
Fluctuated: would get worse due to emotional triggers
Bombarded with images, messages, etc.
Destructive message reaching kids
Vulnerable, influenced by others
Self-monitoring and comparing
Athletes, movie stars, etc
The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females
47% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures
69% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported that magazine pictures influenced their idea of a perfect body shape
81% of 10 year olds are scared of being fat
91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting.
Battled Anorexia, Bulimia, and Self-Harm
wants to set an example
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"Types & Symptoms of Eating Disorders." National Eating Disorders Association. NEDA, 2013. Web. 22 Apr. 2013. <http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/types-symptoms-eating-disorders>.
Why Boys Should Care
Thought of as a "women's disease"
10-15% of people with E.D's are male
80% of teenage boys struggle with body image
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