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Central Texas College Starvation Discussion

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Institution: Central Texas College
Course: Life Span Growth & Development
Title: Discussion 7
A person may purposely starve himself/herself to death for a number of reasons. Firstly, due to
the popular belief that fat is ugly and unattractive. To avoid getting fat some people will opt to
starve. Secondly, some professional requirement which requires a person to be thin for
flexibility. For instance, dancing and fashion models. For a person to fit in the dancing field
he/she is required to be slim so that to make perfect dance moves. To achieve these many people
in this field, choose to starve to near death to maintain a weight below normal weight.
The socio-emotional component of a person who purposely starves himself /herself to death is
characterized by hopelessness and powerlessness as presented in the video NOVA-DYING TO
BE THIN (PBS Documentary. The video gives an example of a girl with an eating disorder
Anorexia Nervosa who testify that she was sexually abused. As a result of that feeling of
helplessness, the girl opted to starve.
Individuals are more likely to develop Anorexia Nervosa are those whose parents have divorced,
have suffered heartbreaks and fat people. Fat children may be harassed and intimidated by their
peers making them hate themselves and starve as they try to lose weight. They are successful
therapeutic approaches to Anorexia Nervosa. Group therapy has proved to be the most effective
therapy

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Institution: Central Texas College Course: Life Span Growth & Development Title: Discussion 7 A person may purposely starve himself/herself to death for a number of reasons. Firstly, due to the popular belief that fat is ugly and unattractive. To avoid getting fat some people will opt to starve. Sec ...
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