Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa Essay

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“Body Image”

Eating Disorders are a range of mental health problems. People that suffer from an eating disorder find their relationships, daily activities and basic health is affected. All ages and sexes can suffer. But eating disorders, such as Bulimia Nervosa or Anorexia Nervosa, are generally found in adolescent girls and young women. Anorexia Nervosa affects less than one percent of adolescent girls and young women, whereas, Bulimia Nervosa affects two percent. Approximately five percent of people with Anorexia are male. One main alleged cause is the media for their portrayal of young men and women and using unrealistic body shapes.

Anorexia Nervosa is generally a preoccupation with thinness even though they themselves are
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Another affect less known is that cancer can also be created in the throat and/or voice box due to regularly vomiting.

The media, magazines, films, television, advertisements and newspapers can all put incredible strain on a person’s perception of beauty. Found in these are thin women, extremely fit men and ideas and expectations on how people need to appear in order to be better looking. These people are viewed as healthy because they are successful when really it is just as unhealthy for people to be underweight as it is to be overweight. Magazines are generally blamed for rises in eating disorders from their use of thin models. While showing people what is good for them fashion wise or appearance wise, they are contradicting themselves by using overly thin models. Arty 15, wrote in the Sunday Mail (May 13 2007) “I think magazines put the most pressure on teens, they seem to sort of set the standard about what’s appropriate and what’s not as far as body image goes.” After conducting research and creating surveys magazine editors found thinner models sell more items and look more appealing to people. When most people would not like to see somebody that looks better than themself in a magazine, and see them also be successful. Women’s magazines such as Cleo,
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