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    Eating Disorders: It’s About More Than Just Body Image Today’s society is causing everyone males and females to have a negative view of his or her overall appearance or body image. In magazines you see these size zero females that are airbrushed to be perfect, causing females to feel as if that is how all females must look to be referred to as “beautiful or sexy.” Nevertheless magazines speak not only to females, but males also making them feel as if in order to be “sexy” that they need to have…

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    In the United States, ten million men and twenty million women suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. Examples of some eating disorders are anorexia, a desire to lose weight, and bulimia, purging whatever is eaten. Society needs to regulate advertising, images and videos that feature people with unique physiques edited to perfection in order to decrease the amount of eating disorders. The impact the media has on body image is huge. The media bombards society with images of…

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    an eating disorder (Heller, 2003). Throughout the essay it will further educate the reader and the professor a more in depth view on eating disorders. Eating disorders is defined as an illness that causes serious disturbances to you everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating according to the national institute of mental health. Furthermore, there are many categories to an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder,…

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    Today the media are a very important factor for people with eating disorders. The effects of the media portray unhealthy body images, weight loss and reality shows, as well as the power of the Internet to promote eating disorders. It is clear that the media is responsible for before the eating disorders of people and it is important to take big steps in this major problem petore the consequences become worst. I believe that apart from being a source of information, communication and media attack…

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    Did you know that about 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder sometime in their life (Facts on Eating Disorders)? This incredibly high number is believed to be because of the unrealistic portrayal of attractive men and women in the media. Beginning in the 1960s both men and women’s looks changed in the media. Men began to be shown as strong and rugged while women were being shown as incredibly thin.While some believe that the thin images portrayed in the media…

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    to the eating disorders. Besides social factor, there are psychological and environmental as well as biological factors. For instance, children…

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    People Do Not Try to Understand Thesis: In order to treat eating disorders, we need to try to fully understand eating disorders and then we will know how to treat them. I. Intro A. Why don’t you just eat? 1. People do not understand eating disorders such as anorexia are not as simplistic as not eating. B. Bring awareness to people who do not understand the psychiatric background of anorexia. II. Support #1 A. Eating disorders are mental illnesses and need to be treated like such…

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    The scientific world is aware of eating disorders in all its forms. I find it unfair that media alone is to blame, we all have been exposed to those favorable body images, but the fun fact those body images changes many times, we went from liking the curvy to featherweight, back to curvy and now media is promoting the acceptance of all body types. So, media alone can not be the only contributing factor in eating disorders. In my opinion, many other factors should be considered such as culture,…

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    Counselling Case Study - Alexandra This case study will explore eating disorder problem of a 46-year-old woman Alexandra who recently started to gain weight due to developing binge eating. Two different therapeutic approaches - Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Person Centered Therapy to improve her binge eating problem will be reviewed and compared. In addition, briefly will be discussed the MB EAT program aimed at enhancement of the PC Therapy. From the CBT perspective, Alexandra can be viewed…

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    Many people long believed that eating disorders were old news, that no one currently had an eating disorder. They were wrong. Research showed that thirty million people in the United States alone suffer from eating disorders (National Association for Anorexia Nervosa And Associated Disorders [NAANAD]). Understanding the causes and treatments is vital to understanding eating disorders and how to assist a person who suffers from an eating disorder. Understanding the causes and treatment are key…

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