Eating Disorders and Taking off the Mask Analytical Essay by Mariah

An overview of eating disorders.
# 150850 | 2,333 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009
Published on Apr 29, 2012 in Medical and Health (Eating Disorders)

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This paper discusses various types of eating disorders, focusing on their symptoms, health consequences and treatment. Additionally, the paper considers how our culture promotes thinness, particularly for young women. This includes the fashion industry and Hollywood. The paper also addresses how the sports industry pushes certain diets and exercise routines that are often unhealthy. Then, the paper lists the early warning signs that a young person may have an eating disorder and how it should be dealt with as a health issue. Next, the paper presents facts and myths about eating disorders. The paper concludes by stating that the facts about eating disorders must be faced.

From the Paper:

"There are scores of people in this nation that are on a "dying to be thin expedition" and many of them will not be returning, as we presently know them, or perhaps not returning at all. Do we know who they are? Could it be a family member or neighbor? Is it one of us? Our national media coverage often endorses and solicits ads that are geared toward the harvesting of false conceptions, such as what constitutes good eating habits, and they appear to focus their attentions far too much on body image. These types of source productions can easily captivate people (especially the very young)."
"It is not uncommon for department stores to advertise slogans that read, "Thin is in, so where have you been?" on their garments along with other related sayings. When shopping for clothing articles, many medium to larger framed persons find it difficult to obtain certain garments that fall within their specific size and style range. Of course, there is some clothing shops available that offer larger sizing and great styles, however, those places are not always conveniently located, and can prove very costly for many consumers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008). National Center for Health Statistics. Monitoring the Nation's Health. Retrieved November 22, 2009 from
  • Chang, M. (1998). Walking a thin line. Science World, 55(7), 11. Retrieved on December 11, 2009 from MAS Ultra-School Edition database.
  • Eating Disorders (2009). Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, 1. Retrieved on November 22, 2009 from Academic Search Premier database.
  • Eating Disorders (1999). Athletes and Eating Disorders. Bulimia and Anorexia in Sports. Retrieved on November 22, 2009 from
  • Overdorf, V. (1992). Coaching the coaches. Psychology Today 25(2), 10. Retrieved on December 11, 2009 from Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition database.

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