Anorexia and bulimia are very serious eating disorders.

Hypothesis: Media exposure creates an ideal body image that is not easily maintained by most adolescents and causes adolescents to be dissatisfied with their bodies and leads to unhealthy diet habits and other more sever eating disorders.

Eating disorders could affect people as young as 7 and as old as mid-80s (, 2012).

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV-TR (DSM-IV-TR) (2000) eating disorders are characterized by a disturbance in eating behavior, which can be eating too much, eating too little, or simply just eating in an unhealthy way....


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How do mass media influence views of body image and the development of eating disorders.

I understand your battle. Well done for getting to a place you are at now, a better place, a healthier place. Education about how the body works in relation to nutrition really makes a difference to everyone, especially people with eating disorders. In fact because of the intense focus they put on food, they would be the first to absorb all the information about it. Many thanks for sharing your story. You are truly courageous and inspiring.


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Most of us are aware of our society's emphasis on the importance of appearance, and we know what the socially sanctioned standards of beauty are. But not all of us accept or 'internalise' these standards: strong-minded individuals who reject current standards are more likely to have a positive body-image.

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Eating disorders are common in America today, and combined in all their various forms it is a very serious health problem that is growing into even larger problems.

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“Exploring the Role Society and the Media Play in the Development of an Eating Disorder and the Media Influence on Eating Disorders,” argues that even though the media does contribute to the size discrimination and dieting, it does not cause everyone to develop anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating.

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How inspiring. I applaud your success in triumphing over your eating disorders.. Never hide yourself from the ones you love because they’re the ones most apt to stick with you when things go to shit..

It is often referred to simply as ana

Because the media perpetuates a thin ideal, body dissatisfaction has escalated and eating disorders have steadily increased in both genders due to an excessive preoccupation with appearance....

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The social, mental, and physical effects of an eating disorder may remain with the person for the remainder of their life, posing as an unending obstacle.