DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Sat, 25 May 2019

Prevalence of Eating Disorder Gender Wise

Amber Nawab1*, Mizna Iqbal2, Javeria Sheik2, Nousheen Shoukat2, Misbah Ansari2

1. Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jinnah University for Women, 5-C Nazimabad: 75150 Karachi.

2. Faculty of Pharmacy, Jinnah University for women, 5-C Nazimabad: 75150 Karachi.


The conducted study assesses the prevalence of disturbed eating attitude among male and female population in our society and the interrelationship of disturbed eating with a seven basic causes that are responsible for its prevalence is also investigated. This investigation examined the factors, structure and correlates of the reasons of eating disorders. This study is done using 200 sample sizes for each male and female gender, than using a questionnaire, various causes have been evaluated that how much any factor is responsible for the breakthrough of eating attitude abnormality in present days. These results have importance in implicating in view of the high prevalence of eating attitude in individuals. These disorders are due to a complex interaction of social, biological and psychological factors, which bring about such harmful behavior, complex combination of factors can be categorized as genetic, biochemical, emotional, intellectual and environmental.The study reveals that women are more likely than male to develop eating disorder whereas pervasiveness of dieting in women is increased by the value of slimness in western society and the depression.Treatments of abnormal eating attitude always include cognitive-behavioral or group psychotherapy, sometimes along with medication help to resolve it even after few months. The purpose is the evaluation of literature the causes associated with prevalence of eating disorder in society. The important thing is to stop as soon as you recognize these behaviors in yourself then should get help to begin the road to recovery.

Keywords:  eating disorder, Depression, cognitive-behavioral and group psychotherapy

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