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Transcript of Anorexia Nervosa
Before we Begin...
We Must First Ask Ourselves This:
What is an Addiction?
The Answer is Simple:
It's an Obsession.
One in which a person engages in compulsive behaviours that eventually interfere with everyday life, habits and relationships.
With This in Mind, It's Safe to Say that
Certain Addictions Pose a Health Risk.
Anorexia is one of
So Anorexia is an Addiction.
But What Exactly is it?
It's an Eating Disorder.
By: Natalie Petrella
An Irrational Fear of Gaining Weight
Willingness to Emaciate Oneself
Strict Diets and Starvation
This is Anorexia Nervosa
Some Repetitive Habits of Anorectics Include:
Constant Body Measurements
Mirror Gazing in Search of Imperfections
An innocent desire to lose a few pounds could soon turn into an irrational fear of weight.
It's a Dangerous Fear.
So If It's Dangerous, Why Don't They Stop?
it's simple really.
People who Suffer From Anorexia will Never Admit it.
Because They Don't Think They're Doing Anything Wrong.
This leads to health risks because the body is not getting enough nutrients.
In other words...
Anorectics have a distorted idea of a "perfect body"
and will never truly be happy with how they look.
The official term for this disorder is known as "Anorexia Nervosa" which literally means "nervous loss of appetite."
Not all of those who suffer from this disorder have lost their appetite, however, because they have instead developed an addiction to fasting.
With this in mind, we must ask ourselves:
How Does it Work?
But what makes them that way?
Lack of Self Esteem
The Desire to be Perfect
Refusal to Maintain Healthy Body Weight
But Who is to Blame for these Insecurities?
there are two types of anorexia
when one harshly restricts their
dietary habits, exercises excessively, refuses to eat or has long periods of fasting
when one self induces vomiting or ingests large amounts of laxatives to purge the contents of their stomach
Both are Deadly.
WE BELIEVE IN WHAT SOCIETY SHOWS US: PERFECTION.
Slow Heart Rate
Low Blood Pressure
Teeth Enamel Erosion
Loss of Muscle Tone
Breaks in Women's Menstrual Cycle
Do you want to know what you WILL get by becoming anorexic?
They will never be skinny enough in their own eyes.
"So you want perfection? You want all the boys to want you? You want to be beautiful?
Well you're not going to get that."
But the question is...
is this really "perfect"?
Here are a Few Things:
Does anorexia still look like it's worth your time?
What if it Would Cost
You Your LIFE?
Everyone has a skeleton.
That doesn't mean we need to see it.
Anorexia Nervosa is a serious addiction that needs to be adressed.
The first step to Recovery is support.
Recovery, however, can't happen overnight.
That Doesn't Mean You Shouldn't Try.
Please, seek medical attention if you or your loved one is anorexic.
At this point, the body will be deprived of nutrients but it's difficult both mentally and physically on the anorectic to beat their eating disorder on their own.
Know someone that needs help?
1-866-633-4220 National Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Support is the first step to recovery.
Thank you so much for your time!
So to all the boys...
And to all the girls...
THERE IS HOPE.
Who don't think they're good enough...
Who just want to be noticed...
According to the American Anorexia and Bulemia Association's report, there were 150 000 sufferers from anorexia in 1985.
There were approximately 150
deaths for eating disorders