Eating Disorders are extremely prevalent in today's society. Anorexia
Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are characterized by gross disturbances in
eating behavior. These disorders typically begin in adolescence or
early adult life, affecting as many as "1 in 100 females between the
ages of 12 and 18 (Bronwell & Foreyt 312)."
Anorexia Nervosa is a complex disorder where the individaul refuses to
maintain body weight over a normal weight for age and height. Also
present, is an intense fer of gaining weight
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may be used during family therapy
(McCourt & Waller 1995).
Eating disorders are prevelant in many different kinds of cultures.
There are many internal and external factors that play into the
disorder. The EAT-26 is a reliable test used in detecting possible
disordered eating patterns in individuals. With this disorder on the
rise, these tests are needed in the detection of the unhealthy
patterns. Detection leads to education, which leads to intervention,
which leads to eventual termination.