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    depictions (Curtis, Miller, Lynn, & Noxon, 2017).” The purpose of this paper is to discuss and analyze the validity of the portrayal of eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa, in this film. The film commences with Ellen, the main character is a 20 year old female living and struggling with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, being kick out of an inpatient treatment program and returning her father and step mothers home for a brief period. In a last-ditch effort to save her life, Ellen is

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    following terms: • Anorexia Nervosa • Bulimia Nervosa Eating disorders is an illness that results in disturbances to your daily eating regimen. Such as, eating too much or too little. Eating disorders impact a persons life unfavorably by affecting their Mental self view, social connections, physical prosperity and regular living, because of mood and anxiety disorders that are usually associated with eating disorders, People with eating disorders require treatment and medication. Anorexia and Bulimia have

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    and somatic symptoms that are localized to a specific area. The essay will critically discuss the validity of culture-bound syndromes using Anorexia Nervosa as a case study. Anorexia Nervosa can be defined as a “serious psychological condition in which a person is obsessed with reducing weight so does not eat” ( Surgenor and Maguire, 2013: 1). Anorexia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder that results

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    Anorexia Nervosa has a positive correlation between perfectionism, insecure attachment styles and distress over body image (Lazarević, Batinić &Vukosavljević-Gvozden, 2016). (Vohs, Bardone, Joiner, Abramson, & Heatherton, 1999) suggested that perfectionism may

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    Anorexia Nervosa Essay

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    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

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    Anorexia Nervosa, depression and anxiety can be found in any ordinary person. Anorexia is a life-threatening eating disorder that consists of starving one’s self weight loss. Depression is a mental disorder that makes a person feel hopeless, helpless, and worthless. Depression can also lead to self harm and in the worst case scenario, suicide. Anxiety is a feeling of being worried, nervous or uneasy. There are many kinds of anxiety disorders, for example, there is social anxiety disorder and generalized

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    Theoretical Background and relevant studies The literature review Cognitive Bahavioural Therapy for anorexia nervosa: A systematic review by Lisa Galsworthy-Francis and Steven Allan was done in 2013 and provides further information on the effectivity of cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for anorexia nervosa. There has been some evidence that medical treatment alone leads to only little - medium improvements and scientist have realized that treatments should address both, physical as well

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    Whether it’s magazine covers, instagram, twitter, on television or just on the world wide web in general, everywhere we look we see stunning models. Models that are incredibly thin and can look good in anything. Our society is obsessed with how perfect they look, yet at the end of the day women everywhere looks in the mirror and doesn’t see the body of the girl she sees on social media. Even though women come in all shapes and sizes in nature, the expectation to have a skinny, perfect body just seems

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    In Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie doll,” she describes a time when a little girl growing up think she is was perfect. The story begins with a little girl thinking she was a perfect girl; however, once puberty came in to her life. She was bullied by everyone saying that she had a big nose and fat legs. The girl was healthy, smart, but she was always being sorry. She did everything she could to make herself perfect. In the end she took her life and hurt herself to please everyone. Like Piercy, I experienced

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    “When you were born they put you in a little box and slapped a label on it. But if we begin to notice these categories no longer fit us, maybe it’ll mean that we’ve finally arrived—just unpacking the boxes, making ourselves at home.” Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows In a world full of societal ideals and pressures it is hard to track back to where they all began to be imposed. Stereotypes delve much f extremely young age and significantly influence our future. Gender stereotypes are imposed on us at

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    Society has created an image that is unrealistic for young women to achieve. In the poem, “Barbie Doll”, written by Marge Piercy, a child is normal until she grows up and hits puberty. The teenage girl receives comments from a classmate about her body and the way it looks. She is a healthy young girl, but she started to believe all these comments and was apologizing for the way she looked. She would beat herself up about not having a body that looked like all the other girls. The young girl tried

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    Twentieth Century Body Image At many points of a woman’s life, they feel doubtful of their body and of their beauty because the standards that are set by the media of today, and the media of the past. One cannot look through a magazine without reading an article title that has anything to do with weight loss or beauty treatments. Even in magazines from decades ago, beauty advertisements and articles on how to be the perfect size or shape, filled the pages. The media’s influence on women’s body image

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    Teenage Body Image

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    Ever felt like your body wasn 't thin or lean enough? Teens everywhere feel the same way you do, you 're not alone. The social media glamorizes images of unrealistic bodies causing you to feel that way, even though there isn 't anything wrong with your body. Hence why it 's unhealthy to glamorize and to strive for unhealthy body images no matter how much you want it. The media 's glamorization of unhealthy bodies and lifestyles is causing unhealthy body images in teens. Because of the unhealthy images

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    Standards of beauty are much higher for women and because of this, the pressure is greater for them to fit into the ideal body type. “The fact that eating disorders are gendered phenomena (women experience at least 8 times the rate of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa compared to men) and that there is historical and cultural variation in the rates of these disorders suggest the importance of culture to their existence.”(Cash 439). An alarming number of women are even willing to go to the extreme

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    In 2010, Victoria’s Secret launched a new campaign to advertise their new line of lingerie entitled “Love Your Body”. The company used their own models to represent their brand. However, since the models were meant to embody ideal women, this triggered much controversy within the American female population. This gives rise to the question, what are the characteristics of an ideal woman? Even though the title “Love Your Body” sounds empowering, it can only be empowering if the woman reading it considers

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    People feel guilt after they have eaten more than they should have. Others are obsessed with celebrities and hope to become as beautiful or as rich as them, one day. Now take this further. The “next level” some would say. Edgar Allan Poe does this in his stories, “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” It is through the power of obsession, guilt and paranoia in which, Edgar Allan Poe reveals how far people would go to hurt others. Obsession acts as a strong motive for crime. Edgar Allan Poe portrays

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    Barbie Stereotypes

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    “punish” themselves for “not being skinny enough.” Some women, in pursuit of such an impossible goal of emulating Barbie would eventually and literally starve themselves to death. Studies show that aside from death by starvation, people diagnosed with anorexia could also die from heart convulsion and even

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    Do you read magazines and spend hours agonising over the fact that your body couldn’t look more different to the models you see? Do you read magazines and see celebrities and models with perfect body shapes? Remember this one piece of advice: you’re real; they’re fake. Thanks to the art of Photoshop, these models and celebrities are able to have their images touched up and altered until they reach what society perceives to be ‘perfection’. However, the truth in the matter is that there is no such

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    Magazines are a large part of our society, whether it is when they are featured in commercials, seen in stores, or on social media including the magazine's website. This means that people, especially women, are exposed to images of women who are seen as perfect, women who are often photo shopped beyond recognition and realistic possibility. These magazines often offer beauty and fashion advice, and discuss celebrity gossip. However, magazines often depict unrealistic beauty standards and perpetuate

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    A top priority for most women is beauty, but is it more important than health? It has been shown that in America, about one-third of women get their hair done unnaturally. Hair treatments that affect one’s health in the most negative way are Brazilian Blowouts, Brasil cacau cadiveu, keratin complex smoothing therapy, express blowout, and Marcia teixeira which are all types of hair smoothing treatments with the Brazilian Blowout as the most common. In Oregon, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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