SPD 100 Introductory Speech
September 5, 2007
Topic: Eating Disorders
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience of the physical and emotional side effects that occur with different types of eating disorders.
Central Idea: People need to become more aware of eating disorders; they need to know what can cause them, the signs, and how fatal they can actually be.
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I. There is a killer among us all that we over look and have probably come in contact with but never knew was there. It is more common than Alzheimer's and it is not cancer. They are called eating disorders and they can creep into your life and home and you not even realize it.
II. 8 million people have some type of eating disorder in America today. 90 percent of those are women (American Academy of Family Physicians, www.Familydoctor.org) -
III. Today I am to inform you on the different types of eating disorders, the signs that indicate eating disorders, what can cause them and lastly the treatment that can be given.
Transition- There are three main types of eating disorders.
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IV. Different Types of Eating Disorders
A. Anorexia Nervosa- a physical and psychological condition that allows a person to deprive themselves of food and nutrition. Though is has physical outcomes it begins with the mind and emotions. (www.nationaleatingdisorders.org , Doctors of NEDA)
B. Bulimia- where one eats a lot of food at once (called binge eating) and then throws it all up (purging) by either making themselves sick or taking diet pills or laxatives, causes them to get sick.
C. Binge Eating- has some similarities to bulimia only they eat a lot all at once sometimes even days and then go days and not eat, in sum it is out of control eating.
Transition- the signs of eating disorders can be factored in two categories:
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1. Loosing a lot of...