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Anorexia Nervosa and Pressures on Young Teens

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Anorexia Nervosa and   Pressures on Young Teens

Haleigh Riche`

Social Studies Fair

January 22, 2007


Abstract
This research paper is about anorexia nervosa.   The paper describes the definition of anorexia.   It explains the symptoms, how to diagnose it, and all of the health problems that anorexics will develop.   The ways it is treated is also talked about.   The paper shows the ways that teenagers are affected by different pressures which may be part of the cause of getting anorexia.
Information for this research paper was found through the internet from medical journal articles and a real interview from a 38 year old woman who had anorexia when she was 13 years old.
This paper was written to show that there are certain pressures that are put on young teenagers and how they may be part of the cause of the disease.


Table of Contents
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 4
Definition 4
Statistics 4
Thesis 4

CHAPTER II LEARNING ABOUT ANOREXIA Error! Bookmark not defined.
Signs and Symptoms………………………………………………………………….5
Diagnosis…………………………………………………………………………….5-6
Medical Complications……………………………………………………………….7
Causes………………………………………………………………………………...8
CHAPTER III TREATMENT Error! Bookmark not defined.
CHAPTER IV CONCLUSION………………………………………………………...11
References 10


Many young teenage girls are obsessed with having a flat stomach.   What may start out as a simple diet turns into an obsession with not eating, over exercising, and taking diet pills to lose more weight.
Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological, eating disorder that affects about 1% of mostly adolescent girls in the U.S. (Stoppler and Shiel, 2006).   Some say maybe 10% of young teenage girls have anorexia.     Anoerexia has one of the highest death rates of the psychological disorders.   About 6% of them die from effects of the disease.
This paper explores the effects of anorexia, diagnosis, and treatments available, and discusses the social pressures which contribute to the cause of...

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