Evaluating Sources on Bulimia Nervosa Essay

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Evaluating Sources on Bulimia Nervosa

Evaluating Articles on Long Term Bulimia Nervosa Effects

With the growing percentage of teen girls being treated and even more being diagnosed with
Bulimia Nervosa, I decided to evaluate the multiple articles on effects and treatments for
the disease. When searching bulimia pages and pages of links come up. To my surprise among
the pages of links, I came across numerous pro-bulimia and pro-anorexia sites. However,
the four websites I decided to evaluate were the first four search results that the titles
really caught my attention with what I was really looking for. I based my evaluation on
many different things from the credibility of the people writing the article or the
magazine in which the article was published, how easy the information was to access and
how helpful the information was in the way it was given.

The first article I evaluated was "Go Ask Alice" clip from a Columbia based newspaper. A
young college girl wrote into the paper after being bulimic for over two years. She says
she is currently being treated for 14 different cavities, one tooth, so decayed, it was
barely even saved. Her salivary glands were swollen to where she looked like "a chipmunk"
and she had been experiencing constipation. The reply back to the anonymous writer was a
major warning and a very helpful source to people looking for the long term effects of
bulimia nervosa. She emphasizes that most problems come from the vomiting which can
eventually make you lose all your teeth. She warns how bulimia can mess with a persons
blood potassium levels and drop it far enough that it disturbs the rhythm of the heart and
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