Plastic Surgery And Body Esteem

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With our western culture and social media dominating our society body image (459) is very high and with that comes certain eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. As stated in the article, “Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders: The state of the art”, “Reports of AN and BN are more common in industrialized nations where food is plentiful and where thinness for women is correlated with attractiveness.” We are constantly being exposed to images of models looking a certain way and even advertising to look like them by undergoing plastic surgery. This might seem like taboo to other nations but in our nation the notion of plastic surgery is something that is very normal. These disorders can start out small and can …show more content…
When entering adolescent years our hormones are all over the place because of the body changing and thus we encounter mood swings which is normal, but if encountering depression for a long period of time can be very problematic. “Polysymptomatic depressive states that persist for more for more than 6 weeks usually require intervention.” There are assessments that can be done to oversee if the problem is severe or not. Depending on the analysis made the doctors and families can take appropriate measures. “The aetiology of child and adolescent depressive disorders is likely to be multifactorial, including both genetic and environmental”. Depression is also connected to the bipolar disorder and so getting the proper treatment in the means of therapy and medication can help the person’s depression. Environment also being a big factor on the person’s depression either from home or from school it greatly influences the way the adolescent feels. If they are in constant hostile environment where the child/teen feels that they are not good enough or accepted even getting bullied or cyberbullied (493) then they will encounter a depressive state of mind. There is not much point in the person receiving help if the home environment is not good for them to begin with. As mentioned in the article, “ children with depression who have been admitted to hospital who return to families who show high levels of criticism and discord have a much worse outcome than children returning to more harmonious environment.” It is important to show the child that there is a unity in the home environment that way it is less likely that they will return to the depressive state. Also

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