The fact that Karen Carpenter had died due to complications of anorexia and prolonged starvation not only called the immediate attention to media, but also led to a burst of public interests in anorexia nervosa. The media widely publicized her death in articles and documentaries, emphasizing the gap between Karen’s glamorous life on surface and her underlying sense of loneliness. Newspapers called a “victim”, indicating that anorexia was something beyond one’s control and therefore was analogous to a contagious disease. The Washington Post titled the article “Anorexia in the Spotlight After Carpenter’s Death,” revealing that anorexia had affected as many as 150,060 American women. The public awareness of anorexia was further intensified when
An overweight fifteen-year-old girl was constantly told she was fat by her mother After being told that she needed to lose weight, the fifteen-year-old girl had lost an excessively dangerous amount of weight therefore causing her to be hospitalized. Over time, she had developed anorexia and bulimia and her BMI dropped to an astonishing 14 which is very low considering a normal BMI for a girl her age is 18-22. While her family doctor encouraged her to gain weight, her mother nagged at her to stay skinny and workout with her. This led to severe family problems and caused the daughter’s health to further decline. This is one example of the many social and peer pressures in life, which can cause people to question their own judgment of right and wrong, or even change their opinions.
Anorexia in Hong Kong Watters starts his case studies with the rise of anorexia in Hong Kong, and how the Western form of anorexia “worms its way into the unconscious minds of a population” (p.48). In the 1990’s there were many political, cultural, and social changes occurring due to the transfer of sovereignty from Britain to China. During this apprehensive time, the story of a young girl named Charlene Hsu Chi-Ying and her struggle with self-starvation surfaced and gained attention.
As a hospital volunteer, I once encountered a young woman with anorexia. I remember being discomfited the first time I saw her. Though I acted professionally, I was amazed by her minuscule stature and delineated face. I accepted the task of watching over her, but struggled to comprehend how someone could treat her body in such a manner. While I was not a stranger to eating disorders, Sarah’s case was so extreme that she needed surgery.
Richard Murphy's "Anorexia: A Cheating Disorder." is an essay that uses an ethos driven language to communicate the "perversity" of plagiarism in school writing assignments. The need to communicate is kindled by contrasting two writing papers that present accomplishments and incompetency at the same time due to "discontinuities" in the sentences. The foundation of this essay rests on a circumstantial evidence found through a paper turned in by a male student in the past, which leads to questioning the credibility of a female student's paper in the future, only for Murphy to discover later that it wasn't plagiarized. However, Murphy wasn't completely wrong, but he wasn't right either. Murphy understands the importance of the issues confronted
"Isolation as a Way of Protection" Sometimes people would rather walk away from their problems instead of facing them. Isolation is a way of feeling protected for some people due to their fear of being hurt because of bad experiences. Walking away and isolation are effective ways of avoiding problems, however, it will not change the reality of life and the good or bad that comes with it. In the movie, "The Village" directed by Shyamalan, the elders isolated themselves and their families in order to be protected from the real world but at the end, the movie shows the audience that people need each other in order to be happy or safe. Lucius helped Ivy when they were younger, but he stopped doing it because Ivy 's sister Kitty was interested in Lucius.
The Relationship Between Perfectionism and Eating Disorders This paper will examine the correlation between perfectionism and eating disorders. Perfectionism can be found in a person as a trait or as a pathological personality disorder. Pathological level of perfectionism can cause maladaptive patterns of behaviors including parental disappointments, social isolation resulted by high standards from society, obsession, and body dissatisfaction.
Six-step model: Step 1. Firstly, the clients’ point of view needs to be understood. In this session it is important to show core listening skills of empathy, genuineness and acceptance. A crisis will be caused by an event - an initial, identifiable occurrence in the life of the individual. The scale of such events can vary enormously, from large-scale natural disasters and wars to situations that can appear less dramatic (e.g., incidences of bullying in a school, a marriage, transition from college to a job).
1. Introduction Anorexia nervosa (AN) is one of the most rare and complex psychiatry disorders that is characterized by low body weight and insistent fear of weight gain (American Psychiatric Association, 2013 Sociocultural issues have been linked to the aetiology of AN, however, that view has been challenged by research in genetics (Bulik, Slof-Op't Landt, Van Furth & Sullivan, 2007). The aim of this essay would be to critically discuss AN focusing on its background, aetiological factors looking at genetics perspective (family studies, twin studies, human molecular studies such as genome wide linkage studies and association studies). Diagnostic and treatment issues for the disorder will also be discussed.
Major Ethical Issues of Solitary Confinement Solitary confinement can affect a person’s physical and mental health simply because it deprives an individual of their need to interact with others on a daily basis. Solitary confinement, which is used to restrain violent and volatile inmates from the general prison population, is done in increments ranging from several months to years. In an article retrieved from the American Psychological Association, ‘Alone, in ‘the Hole’’, the author states that, “for most of the 20th century, prisoners' stays in solitary confinement were relatively short.” This was the standing rule, in which inmates visited what is known as ‘the hole’, for several weeks to months. As time went by, the average length of stay
Being isolated or not able to have something because of being different is tough. Imagine the people that are different races or they have a disability and they can not the same as others. Segregation lasted up until 1954, blacks in America were oppressed and given less because they did not have same pigment of skin. They were assumed to be less important so they were beat and forced to live in poor conditions. In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, many charters are limited to what they can do based of of barriers.