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Anorexia Nervosa Symptoms, Signs, Statistics, Treatment, Causes and Diagnosis by

Anorexia Nervosa Symptoms, Signs, Statistics, Treatment, Causes and Diagnosis by | Medical Condition Overviews |
Get the facts on anorexia nervosa symptoms, warning signs, treatment, diagnosis, effects and statistics on this eating disorder. Anorexics starve themselves or use laxatives, enemas or diuretics to control their weight.

1. The main subject of this article is that it is about anorexia. It describes it as an eating disorter as well as being a psychological disorder. The author then describes who is at risk and the causes for anorexia.

2.The author states factual information throughout the article such as: 

-Anorexia is a condition that goes beyond concern about obesity

-initially begins dieting to lose weight

-The drive to become thinner is actually secondary to concerns about control and/or fears relating to one's body

-often accompanied by other behaviors such as excessive exercising or the overuse of diet pills to induce loss of appetite, and/or diuretics, laxatives, or enemas in order to reduce body weight

-Approximately 95% of those affected by anorexia are female, most often teenage girls

-one out of every 100 adolescent girls has the disorder

-Caucasians are more often affected than people of other racial backgrounds, and anorexia is more common in middle and upper socioeconomic groups

-Studies suggest that a genetic (inherited) component may play a more significant role in determining a person's susceptibility to anorexia

-evidence had pinpointed a dysfunction in the part of the brain, the hypothalamus

3. The authors opinion about the subject is that anorexia is becoming more and more previalent in our country today, and it is mostly occuring to teenage girls.

4. The author does not say their opinion straight out but they imply their opinion through the information, then you are able to infer what the is point the author is trying to make. This author uses factual information about the subject for example they write, "approximately 95% of those affected by anorexia are female...often teenage girls," shows how this is affecting our society. Younger girls are getting influenced by what they see in magazines and on tv that they need to be this perfect size zero which is unhealthy. These girls take this image of "perfection" and try to be "perfect" themselves. When actually they are hurting themselves by starving themselves and keeping themselves from getting essential nutrients. This is what the author is trying to get across, we need to be aware of what is happening around us.

6. What I learned from this article is that girls are more likely to become anorexic, and as a girl it is easy to understand by so many teen girls would want to turn and be super skinny, but really it is unhealthy for their body and mental state. Not only does anorexia happen with girls, but some males can become diagnosed with the disorder as well. I also learned that are no definiate answers to what causes anorexia, but doctors are still trying to figure out the causes, so they can help prevent it in the future, and help protect other girls from going down a dangerous path.

7. This article was mostly written for women and girls, because it mostly talks about about how they are more likely to become anorexic. It also lists the statistics of anorexia for women, and it doesn't really say alot of men and boys being anorexic except once in a while it will talk about some males can become anorexic.

8. The author does add enough evidence and information for me to agree with them. This is becuase through out the article the author uses factual information that is true, the author does not just make up random facts and statistics. The facts make the story accurate and keeps the reader engaged in the article becuase they want true facts that they can rely on. They do not just want random made out facts that the author just decided to create for fun. It is hard hitting evidence about the truth of anorexia.

2. In the article the author used the major rhetorical strategy of the logos appeal. The author does this by stating facts and statistics throughout the whole entire the article. This is an important strategy becuase it helps the author get the point across that anorexia is a serious issue in our society. For example when the author wrote, "it is estimated that about one out of every 100 adolescent girls has the disorder," it helps the article hit towards home. It effects people more, it leaves an everlasting impact on them, so they will remember how serious or severe the situation is. Because of the author stating the facts the logos appeal helps the reader to continue reading the article becuase if the author just wrote random things that weren't true, no one would read that article. They would not believe in the severity of the situation.

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