In this Unit we will cover: Eating Disorders such as Bulimia.
What is it?
Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder that is mark by frequent episodes of binge eating, followed by chaotic efforts to avoid gaining weight.
What Cause it?
1. low self- esteem. 2. Extreme concern about shape and weight. 3. Wanting to be perfect. 4. Family Behaviors. 5. Social Values. 6. Admiring people who are thin. 7. Stressful life events.
Bulimia affects both male and female. People who appear thin and overweight. People as young as 8-22 years old. Research has shown that bulimia affect women moslty.
Behavioral - Self harm. Gastrointestinal-heartburn. Mood-anger,mood swings. Mouth-bad breath, dryness. Psychological-depression,anxiety Weight-weight loss Whole Body-hunger,dehydration. Also Commom-sore throat,starvation.
Book Name here
Bulimia affects everyone; male and women, but its mostly women that it affect. I want you guys (teens\pre-teens) to understand that bulimia is hard to stop. Its like a drug addiction;its hard to get rid off. Sometimes the demands of a sport or pressure from peers and family feed the disorder. No matter what, Eating Disorders such as bulimia are dangerous and hurtful to bodies,emotions, and relationships. If you or your friend is struggling with an eating disorder, get help, get your friend help, its better to have help than to do it alone. If you do it alone, its will be harder to get out, you will be stuck in a cage.
1. Avoid judging others and yourself 2.Express concern to soomeone who have a eating disorder. 3.Be a model of healthy self-esteem and body image. 4.Support national nonprofit eating disorders organizations.
What can we do?