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Studies have shown that more than half a million teenagers have eating disorders. Teenage girls are at greatest risk, with as many as 10 in young women suffering from an eating disorder, but a growing number of teenage boys are struggling with eating disorders as well. Eating disorders may begin as a diet or new workout routine that gets more restrictive and obsessive over time.
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Walker's room is his oasis. It's where he listens to music, does his homework, plays online games, and chats with friends. It looks like a typical bedroom — except for what's under the bed. That's where Walker keeps his secret stash of snacks and tosses the empty candy wrappers, chip bags, and cookie boxes.
The development of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and atypical eating disorders that affect many young women and even men in the productive period of their lives is complex and varied. While numbers of presumed risk factors contributing to the development of eating disorders are increasing, previous evidence for biological, psychological, developmental, and sociocultural effects on the development of eating disorders have not been conclusive. Despite the fact that a huge body of research has carefully examined the possible risk factors associated with the eating disorders, they have failed not only to uncover the exact etiology of eating disorders, but also to understand the interaction between different causes of eating disorders.
Netflix posted the trailer on 20 June, prompting an intense Twitter debate around whether the film glamorises anorexia and whether it could be harmful or a trigger for those with eating disorders. But the trailer shows elements of the film — Ellen ticking off calorie counts for the items on her dinner plate, a close-up of her extremely thin frame — that highlight the challenge of portraying eating disorders on-screen in a responsible way. But I remembered that I still had my personality.
A burger. What goes down, in a disorderly mind? A burger, are you insane? Do you know how many grams of fat are in there?
The pop culture-loving contingent of the mental-health community was already on high alert when Netflix dropped a trailer for its new film, To the Bonein June. A Florida superintendent even claimed that threats of self-harm and suicide had increased in his district following the series' premiere. The trailer opens with Ellen sitting in front of a plate of food, counting calories; it cuts to Ellen grimacing through evidently painful sit-ups, followed by a graphic shot of her doctor examining a prominent spine protruding from her emaciated back.
In the United States, as many as 10 in young women suffer from an eating disorder. Disordered eating related to stress, poor nutritional habits, and food fads are relatively common problems for youth. In addition, two psychiatric eating disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia, are on the increase among teenage girls and young women and often run in families.