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Anorexia Nervosa

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Introduction

Anorexia Nervosa "I am so fat. Just look at these bulges. I hate myself!".....Anorexia Nervosa. It affects a lot more people than you could ever think. Sometimes the signs aren't even noticeable. You usually see the normal anorexic as: extremely thin, bone protruding from their body, a manic depressent. That is only the extremes. You don't have to be extremely thin to die. A dancer of the Boston Ballet died when she was 5'3 and only 100 lbs. ...read more.

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The teachers will grab and pull at tiny bulges and say, "what is this?!? You must lose weight to be at your full ability!" It may sound harsh, but girls hear it everyday. Out of the ballet world, there is the pressure to be thin everywhere. Media doesn't help at all. The thin runway models are one of the biggest problems. A lot of the girls on the runways in Europe are as much as 30% under weight. ...read more.

Conclusion

Many people say this couldn't happen to me. They are wrong. It could happen to anyone, including males. It's hard to believe that men could have a problem with how they look. The urge in men is much different than the urge in women. In men it is more to be "buff" and to be a "macho" man. They have the same risks as women do. Anorexia is a horrible disease. It affects millions of young people. Never say that it couldn't happen to you or someone you know. ...read more.

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