Meal disturbances: lengthens no "woman illness" more
pupil in Germany suffers from the early form of a meal disturbance.
To this frightening result a current study of the institute comes
for medical psychology of the Friedrich Schiller university Jena.
736 persons at the age of 12 to 32 years from east and West Germany
became on early symptoms of a meal disturbance such as anorexia
nervosa (anorexia) or Bulimie examines. With 29 per cent of the
women and 13 per cent of the men the Jenare researcher became
The results are particularly alarming with the pupils: 35 per
cent of the asked ones gathering molds
of the illnesses show, with 14 per cent exist even a very high
risk, a meal disturbance to develop.
disturbances: lengthens no "woman illness" more
Meal disturbances increase for 20 years steadily. According to
estimations of the federal center for health clearing-up more
than 100,000 women suffered approximately 600,000 women between
15 and 35 years at anorexia nervosa, are concerned of the meal
Brechsucht in the year 2000 in Germany. Increasingly also do men
at these get sick? so far as woman diseases designated? psychosomatischen
to typical early symptoms pay attention
Since neither causes nor factors of risk are exactly investigated,
the Jenaer team directed a special attention around professor
Dr. Bernhard Strauss toward gathering molds and early symptoms:
a disturbed meals, the pronounced concern around the weight and
the figure as well as the clear tendency to adjust the weight
"this is reached for example by chronic Diaethalten, chamfering
days, vomiting, Food accumulation, excessive sport driving or
the income from medicines to removing such as Appetitzueglern,
exhausting or drainage means," says bunch.
realistic body perception is lost
The scientists found out that psychological remarkablenesses and
disturbances of the body perception are connected with the meal
disturbances frequently: Thus estimated themselves 42 per cent
of the pupils as over weighty, although only 8 per cent actually
had predominance. On the other hand 33 per cent of the pro gangs
was underweight, about which however judged themselves only 6
per cent also in such a way. With increasing risk for the development
it succeeded to a meal disturbance ever more rarely to the test
subjects to estimate their weight realistically? an important
reference point for the severity level of the meal disturbance.
ideal is a health risk
Professor Strauss demands as consequence that "urgently effective
concepts for prevention and suitable Screening methods must be
developed for the early recognition by persons with a subclinical
Also the slimness ideal along-formed by the media represents a
large risk. "many women forgot the realistic perception of
their own body and the satisfaction with their figure".