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Information about anorexia

Published on July 9, 2007

Author: Alien


Slide1:  Slide2:  Body Image= How you see your body and the way you feel about it. Slide3:  Slide4:  What is anorexia?A serious disorder in which a person starves themselves.:  What is anorexia? A serious disorder in which a person starves themselves. Slide6:  Judy Skinner is a recovered anorexic.:  Judy Skinner is a recovered anorexic. 20 years old 36 years old Slide8:  Judy gave these reasons for becoming anorexic: 1. Loss of twin brother 2. Low self-esteem 3. Perfectionist 4. Parent's divorce 5. Parents obsession with weight 6. Father said she was 'fat' and needed to lose weight. 7. Kids at school used to tease her and call her 'chipmunk cheeks.' WHY WOULD A PERSONDEVELOP ANOREXIA?:  WHY WOULD A PERSON DEVELOP ANOREXIA? #1 Media/Social pressures What was beautiful?:  What was beautiful? Marilyn Monroe vs. Calista Flockhart:  Marilyn Monroe vs. Calista Flockhart Marilyn Monroe vs. Cortney/Jennifer:  Marilyn Monroe vs. Cortney/Jennifer What is beautiful today?:  What is beautiful today? #2 Anxiety and/or Stress:  #2 Anxiety and/or Stress #3 Low self-esteem and unhappiness:  #3 Low self-esteem and unhappiness #4 Controlling family members:  #4 Controlling family members #5 Family emphasis on physical appearance:  #5 Family emphasis on physical appearance #6 Mother had an eating disorder:  #6 Mother had an eating disorder #7 Perfectionism:  #7 Perfectionism Warning Signs of Anorexia::  Warning Signs of Anorexia: Intense fear of gaining weight Skips meals by making up excuses Will not eat in front of others Wears baggy clothing Degrades his/her body frequently Denial of hunger Excessive exercising Warning Signs of Anorexia::  Warning Signs of Anorexia: Hair growth on body and face Hair loss on head Absent or irregular menstrual periods Perfectionist Depressed/Lonely/Anxious/Empty/Hopeless Moody/Irritable Strange selections of food Reads food labels constantly Slide22:  Slide23:  What is bulimia?:  What is bulimia? Frequent episodes of binge eating followed by one of the following: Vomiting Using laxatives Fasting Over exercising Binge Eating:  Binge Eating WHY WOULD A PERSON BINGE?:  WHY WOULD A PERSON BINGE? #1 To fill a void inside #2 To hide negative emotions:  #2 To hide negative emotions #3 To cope with daily stresses and problems Why would a person purge?:  Why would a person purge? *Because of guilt and depression of having binged. Slide29:  Warning Signs of Bulimia::  Warning Signs of Bulimia: Worried about body weight Excessive food consumption Frequent trips to the bathroom after eating Blood shot eyes Sore throat Dental problems (tooth enamel wears away) Exercises excessively Irregular menstrual periods Depression and/or mood swings Most people with bulimia are at a normal weight or are overweight.:  Most people with bulimia are at a normal weight or are overweight.

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