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Eating disorders are prominent within younger children mostly involving problems that arise in childhood and adolescence. Many times eating disorders could be less prevalent, but throughout today’s era eating disorders have increased significantly; the most common eating disorder, anorexia nervosa has increased three times over the past forty years (Bäck, 2011). Moreover, overweight and obesity within children and adults has increased significantly over the past twenty years (Bäck, 2011). These dramatic statistics are influenced from parent-child interactions. The relationship the parent has with their children reflects back to the child’s emotional stability. If the child has body dissatisfaction, has a low self-esteem, or is crying out for attention because there is lack of affection within the household than this could lead to a severe condition of an eating disorder.
Furthermore, there are many types of eating disorders that take over young girls such as, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia which are the most common, there is also Binge-Eating, as well as Obesity. There are three main…