Etiology of Anorexia Nervosa Research Paper by The Research Group

Etiology of Anorexia Nervosa
An examination of the etiology of the eating disorder based on biomedical, psychological and cultural models.
# 15338 | 3,375 words | 17 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Jul 21, 2003 in Medical and Health (Eating Disorders) , Psychology (Eating Disorders)


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Consensus is lacking as to the etiology of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that almost exclusively affects middle- and upper-class girls and young women in the United States, Western Europe, Japan, and other postindustrial societies.

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"Consensus is lacking as to the etiology of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that almost exclusively affects middle- and upper-class girls and young women in the United States, Western Europe, Japan, and other postindustrial societies. Those who suffer from anorexia display a morbid fear of becoming overweight, spurred on by distorted body image, and severely restrict their intake of food, leading to numerous biomedical complications and frequently, if untreated, to starvation. Each of the three principal explanatory models--the biomedical, the psychological, and the cultural--supplies insights into the nature, prevalence, distribution, and causes of the disorder. But no one model can be shown to locate the ultimate cause of the disease and there is a growing conviction..."

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