An eating disorder is a mental disorder in which a person has a compelling need to starve, to binge, or to binge and purge. In other words, they feel that they have to stop eating or eat large amounts of food in short periods of time and then remove all of the food from their bodies through vomiting, the use of laxatives, and diuretics. There are two major types of eating disorder that are prominent in teen girls. These are Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa.
Although there are some things that all eating disorders have in common, bulimia and anorexia are also different in many ways. The major thing that all eating disorders have in common is their 5 major causes. The first cause of an eating disorder is that some teens place too much of an emphasis on their appearance. These people do not like the way they look, which causes them to have an eating disorder because they feel they need to change the way they look. The second cause of eating disorders is that some teens are uncomfortable with their bodies when they develop secondary sex characteristics. These people, especially girls, notice that their body is changing and growing and they develop an eating disorder trying to make their body change back to the way it was before. The third cause of an eating disorder is that some teens are perfectionists. These people see their body and think that their weight is wrong and their body isn’t perfect, so they develop an eating disorder trying to make their body perfect. The fourth cause of an eating disorder is that some teens feel they have no control over their lives. They develop an eating disorder because they feel that the only thing they can control is how much, when, and what kind of food they eat and don’t eat.
The final cause of an eating disorder is that the person feels they are not able to express their emotions. This causes them to develop an eating disorder because they