Effects Of Anorexia Nervosa And Binge Eating Disorder ( Deans )

1808 Words May 6th, 2015 8 Pages
Nobody’s Perfect Nobody’s perfect, right? Well at least that is what children grew up being told by parents all over the world. However, as those children grow older, they become less interested in playing with barbie dolls and more interested in looking like one. A huge factor that causes this new mindset in children, teenage girls and young women is the increasing amount of social media being used. Everywhere you look on popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr you can see dieting advertisements or a picture of a way to skinny model or even a quote that praises eating disorders. The most common eating disorders today are bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating disorder (Deans). Although these terrible diseases are just recently being researched and cured, there have been cases documented all the way back to the eightieth century (Deans). The most research is done in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia (Perloff). Bulimia nervosa is associated with dieting, or not losing weight quickly enough, anorexia nervosa is categorized by the extreme fear of gaining any type of weight or fat, and binge eating disorder is described as someone forcing themselves to vomit after consuming large amounts of food (Kaye). The cause of eating disorders is not very concrete, but recently many studies have been done to see if there is a link between social media and eating disorders. While some people think that social media does…
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