Eating Disorders And Body Dysmorphia

1125 Words Oct 30th, 2016 5 Pages
In our society, there has a been a significant concern of all eating disorders. This is very sensitive subject to majority of people. Everybody should be aware of the issue, it’s an issue that society should be more aware of. Eating disorders can result from genetics, environmental factors, society and social media. In today’s world, unfortunately there is so much social pressure of what beauty is. It is portrayed that being slim is the ideal. In addition, clearly the media has an influence, regardless of the gender, eating disorders and body dysmorphia can happen to both genders. I also learned that family attitudes concerning body shape and eating habits can have a profound effect too. Psychological issues such as depression, anxiety or substance abuse can also be a factor to eating disorder. Teenagers and adults also spend a great deal on social media sites that provide self-comparison of unrealistic expectations and media promotes a weight stigma by stereotyping other body types. In fact, so all this creates a controversial issue in my perspective. Throughout the years there has been a significant increase in eating disorder and body image.
There are three types of eating disorders such as, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. Anorexia Nervosa is a distorted body image that overestimates a personal body fatness. There is a restriction of low body weight, inadequate food intake, an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, a…
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