Eating Disorders : Anorexia And Bulimia

850 Words Feb 16th, 2016 4 Pages
Eating Disorder: Anorexia and Bulimia
Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa is a serious issue in the world today. I feel that the issue of eating disorders does not gain enough attention from society especially because of its relevance to young females. These unhealthy eating habits are a social injustice issue because the various types of media that disperse an unrealistic image of female beauty. Society takes these images as a standard of how a woman should look. Women will go to the extreme to meet those qualifications to fit society’s female image.
Eating disorders are more prominent in young women more because they are more easily influenced. They are more easily affected by criticism, negative comments and teasing. Younger generations closely follow the fashions and styles portrayed by the media or the surrounding culture. If youngsters fail to conform to these fashions, they may be rejected by their peers. The media and magazines show women an unrealistic image of what is being portrayed as the perfect body on celebrities. Without the knowledge these woman are computer graphically altered to improve their image, women observe themselves comparatively to these images and become disappointed with their own appearance. Therefore, they become emotional, depressed and develop mood swings. According, to the Comprehensive Psychiatric those signs is relevant psychopathologic dimension that deserves a careful investigation in both anorectic and bulimic patients. (Ricca, 2012)…
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