The social pressures of western cultures certainly play a major role in triggering eating disorders such as anorexia. On the other hand, advertisers heavily market weight reductions programs and present anorexic young models as the paradigm of sexual desirability and on the other hand again, the media floods the public with ads for junk food... Showed first 250 characters
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According to the World of Psychology "over the past quarter century, the 'ideal' female figure as portrayed in the media and by fashion and entertainment industries, has become even thinner, often to the point of emancipation"(World of Psychology Page 317)... Showed next 250 characters
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The eating disorder has two part of illness, which is Anorexia and bulimia nervosa. People who have anorexia nervosa have a fear of gaining weight. To achieve that goal, the person eats a very little amount of food at a long period of time...
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Hornbacher, Marya. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia. Chicago: HarperCollins Publishers Inc. January 1999. Claude-Pierre, Peggy. The Secret Language of Eating Disorders...
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Anorexia Nervosa plays a big role in our society today. Anorexia affects mostly girls and women (90-95%), it can also affect boys and men. “Anorexia Nervosa is a mental disorder in which one drastically reduces their caloric intake and often increases their physical activity to effect dramatic unhealthy weight loss” (book)...
Psychological Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa
While there is no single known cause of anorexia, several things may contribute to the development of the disorder. For example, social influences, genetic and biological factors, psychological issues, and family environments all contribute to the development of Anorexia...
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First, an eating disorder is an illness that affects several of the United States population because society has driven many people to be self-conscience about their appearance...