Eating disorders are complex illnesses that involve physical, psychological and emotional suffering. Those who suffer from eating disorders experience intense journeys; observing these journeys may produce meaningful implications that can help us understand the suffering experience, as well as the course of their illness. The following four photos provide distinct narratives that illustrate the experience of suffering from eating disorders; each of these images portray narrative concepts that are in relation to the theories of Arthur Frank in The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics. By relating these four images to Frank’s concepts, we can begin to comprehend the perspectives of the ill and understand the meaning of the experiences that exist when suffering from eating disorders. The first image is two photos of a woman’s body before and after her eating disorder experience.
Neglected, has no social interaction at home, she felt abandoned Ch 3, p. 30 2. She never cried Ch 3 p. 32 3. Causes destruction by poking out the gold fish’s eyes Ch 3, p. 37 4. Sheila has a terrible history of uncontrollable behavior 5. She feels unloved, she thinks she is bad Ch 7 p. 82 6.
Autism There are many common diseases that modify the functions of the human body. Neurological diseases, for example, could affect anyone at any time. The worst kinds of neurological diseases are those which can affect the functions of the human brain. A well-known example is autism, and it has become a widespread disease among children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 of every 68 children in the U.S would have autism spectrum disorder; moreover, the study shows that 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls would have autism spectrum disorder (1).
TYPE OF PERSONALITY DISORDER There are ten types of personality disorder that being found up until today. Num. Type of personality disorder Explanation 1 Paranoid personality disorder People with a paranoid personality disorder will be extremely distrustful and suspicious. Normally, they will think of other people are lying or trying to manipulate them. In this case, they feel like cannot really trust their friends and associate with others.
• Anxiety disorders: People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread, as well as with physical signs of anxiety or panic, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed if the person's response is not appropriate for the situation, if the person cannot control the response, or if the anxiety interferes with normal functioning. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. • Mood disorders: These disorders, also called affective disorders, involve persistent feelings of sadness or periods of feeling overly happy, or fluctuations from extreme happiness to extreme sadness. The most common mood disorders
While the world starts to recognise the importance of mental health, much remains to be learned about the different facets of mental health. Mood disorders are a few of the escalating concerns regarding mental health. Mood Disorders represents a category of mental disorders in which the underlying problem affects a person’s persistent emotional state or their mood (NIMH, 2010). Mood disorders involve severe mood alterations that are persistent for long periods of time. Mood disorders are diverse in nature and involve two key moods – mania or intense and unrealistic feelings of excitement and euphoria; and depression which involves feelings of intense sadness and melancholy.
Nonetheless, many health professionals believe that being overweight (according to the BMI scale) could cause health complications, as Kendrick states that the community believes being overweight “causes a host of diseases, which will inevitably result in premature death”(Kendrick 118). Since cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in obese people, the proponents of the theory that being overweight is harmful to ones health use this data to their advantage (Flegal). The supporters of the theory use this small statement to drawn correlations between mortality and weight, even though the data in “Excess Deaths Associated With Underweight, Overweight and Obesity” does not show any causation between the
As Marya Hornbacher states: “We think of bulimia and anorexia as either a bizarre psychosis, or as a quirky little habit, a phase, or as a thing that women just do. We forget that it is a violent act, that it bespeaks a profound level of anger toward and fear of the self” (Hornbacher 123). Eating disorders are a form addiction, and must be treated as such. Treatment such as counseling, hospitalizations, and medications such as antidepressants and antipsychotics are still used today. However, the media has taken great lengths to change their usage of body types, such as discontinuing the use of photoshop to correct stretch marks or fat rolls in models.
Based off of clips of obese children, Renner displays how this epidemic can have an emotional impact on them. Overweight children often have to deal with feeling inferior to others. Psychoanalyst, Clarissa Ollitta, explains how some obese children feel shame as they try to hide their from public view. An 8 year old from Brazil, Carol tries to lose weight by going to dance class, just so that she will look like the other girls. By filming the strenuous exercise that Carol does a few times a week, Renner sheds light on how obesity can be reversed.