Depression and anxiety that leads to binge eating disorder

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Keywords: Binge Eating Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Mathematical/Analytical Perspective, Scientific Perspective. Introduction Binge eating disorder refers to a health condition, which sees the victim eat large amounts of food recurrently and with a faster pace that usually ends up making the affected person feel uncomfortable. In as much it is a dangerous condition, it is one that can be treated if the right actions are taken early enough. Depression and anxiety are two key causative agents for this disorder and a discussion from two points of view; the mathematical perspective and the scientific perspective give an outline on the dynamics surrounding how exactly these scenarios happen thereby leading to a serious health condition that is life-threatening. The Mathematical/Analytical Perspective Eating disorders have become rampant to human beings in this twenty-first century. A study conducted by Nivedita and company (2018) in South Australia revealed that 1% of the population in this region is affected by binge eating disorder. of the same population exhibited bulimia nervosa, a condition that is characterized by bingeing accompanied by purging. These numbers are proof enough that binge eating disorder is gaining popularity because of its increased occurrence within populations worldwide. This study also uncovered that teenagers who experience this disorder often comes about due to their exposure to exaggerated fitness bodies on television. The idea of acquiring the body shapes they see gets into them and this is where anxiety and depression come in making them want to feed themselves with large quantities of food. Nivedita and company also realized after their study that, 26.

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of the sample participants in the research were prone to eating disorders. This was mainly because of the attitudes they had regarding eating. It is the mindsets that the victims have, which make them come under pressure thereby inviting depression and anxiety that cause them to seek the means to attain the body shapes they see on mass media networks. Rachel Good and her colleagues (2016) sort to find out how the socioeconomic and racial disparities affect self-efficacy and binge eating among the adults seeking weight loss treatment. Their study that involved one hundred and fifty-one participants indicated that nonwhites were more confident to decline eating when food was brought to them. They also reported being confident to eat under social pressure. The people used were just a sample but represented a bigger population of the nonwhites.

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The results of this research show that social pressure, which is an ingredient of anxiety and depression can easily cause people to develop binge eating disorder. The prevalence of binge eating disorder is clearly increasing these days and this can be confirmed by the costs of healthcare and resources are utilized on the victims. This is because their chemical substrates, receptors and other neurobiological regions that are affected by other mental disorders like anxiety and depression, contribute to a large extent to the development of binge eating disorder and other disorders of a similar nature as well (von Hausswolff‐Juhlin, et, al. The alteration of the neurobiology of such people is anatomical because the affected parts constitute the structure of the human body. From a pathological point of view, binge eating disorder comes about as a result of the emotional dysregulation of the victim.

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This is a condition characterized by the difficulty to control emotional behavior and responses. Depression and anxiety cause this emotional disorientation that leads to the inability to control responses hence causing the development of binge eating disorder. The physiological perspective of the scientific point of view examines the interference of the normal functioning of the human body parts. Naish and company (2018) sort to find out how people with binge eating disorder respond to acute stressors. They found out that some hormones like ghrelin exhibit changes, which consequently lead to the victim adapting new rates of eating as well as the amount of food taken. Ghrelin hormone serves as an appetite stimulant and once it starts being released in huge amounts then the affected person eats more food. This proves the interference of the normal functioning of the body.

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