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I have chosen the topic of eating disorders amoungst adolescents for my reaserch project. By Meriam Webster Medical Dictionary definition, the term eating disorder is defined by the following; Eating Disorders: Psychological disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia) charachterized by gross disturbances of eating behavior. Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexia Nervosa is a disorder which is charachterized by self-starvation. Contrary to popular belief anorexics do eat every day even involving “forbidden foods” such as ice cream, candy, desserts. Generally …

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…empty and in turn they will eat to fill the emptyiness and choose comfort foods to fill the hunger. Compulsive overaters can be at risk for developing bulimia, having low self-esteem, and gaining additional weight can decrease self=esteem even more. One study showed that obesity in eleven year old girls has doubled since 1960 with an increase among adolescents. This obsession with slimness is causing girs as young as 9 years old to go on diets.