Body Image and Anorexia

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Anorexia is a major health problem in teens and it all has to do with body self-image. Clearly, what we’re finding from Hollywood is the message that anorexia is not that bad of a thing…being thin is a wonderful thing. The reality is it is a big problem that has to be dealt with. If you have a child who is too thin, or losing weight and doesn’t really have a good reason for it, talk with them, but get help. It is the psychiatric help that can be essential.

 

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When Exercise Becomes Compulsive

When Exercise Becomes Compulsive

Exercise is a great thing, but when you see compulsive exercise, it’s a problem. That is where a teenager, in particular, begins to exercise because they feel pressure to stay in shape. Maybe they want their body to be better. Maybe they want to be better athletes. Maybe they have anorexia or bulimic-type tendencies and they’re worried about their self-image. Exercise is great, but when it starts to take on a life of its own, that’s when you have to be concerned. Counsel the child. Try to find out why they’re exercising so much and if there’s changes that need to be made.

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Psychological Aspect of Anorexia

Psychological Aspect of Anorexia

Anorexia is a serious medical problem, but it’s a medical problem with a psychological overlie. People who have anorexia actually have a distorted body image. They feel that there is something wrong with them. That they weigh too much. As a result, they eat far less and can get into big trouble. Even when they are losing weight, they continue to think they weigh too much, and that’s part of the problem with anorexia. People who have anorexia nervosa have to have the psychological issues dealt with as well as the weight issues.

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Eating Disorders Can Go Unnoticed

Eating Disorders Can Go Unnoticed

Eating disorders are often portrayed as dramatic problems that are impossible to miss, leading to disastrous outcomes. There is no doubt that there are many cases like this, but in most cases, eating disorders go unnoticed for prolonged periods of time. Both anorexia and bulimia can be hidden until there are large changes in body weight and muscle wasting. In fact, in the case of bulimia where a person binges and then purges themselves of food, it can be totally missed. A major point to understand about eating disorders is that they are psychological problems. They’re not necessarily all about weight. There is a distorted body image that takes control and it can affect behavior, but the important thing to realize here is that each case is individual and we need to get help, sometimes at the psychiatric level.

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Eating Disorders Can Go Unnoticed

Eating Disorders Can Go Unnoticed

Eating disorders are often portrayed as dramatic problems that are impossible to miss, leading to disastrous outcomes. There is no doubt that there are many cases like this, but in most cases, eating disorders go unnoticed for prolonged periods of time. Both anorexia and bulimia can be hidden until there are large changes in body weight and muscle wasting. In fact, in the case of bulimia where a person binges and then purges themselves of food, it can be totally missed. A major point to understand about eating disorders is that they are psychological problems. They’re not necessarily all about weight. There is a distorted body image that takes control and it can affect behavior, but the important thing to realize here is that each case is individual and we need to get help, sometimes at the psychiatric level.

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Anorexia Is a Psychological Issue

Anorexia Is a Psychological Issue

Anorexia is not as much of a physical problem as it is a psychological problem. For young women, in particular, who suffer from anorexia, what we find is that in time, it is that image, that feeling of self-assuredness, that sense of “I am okay” that is broken and needs to be fixed. That is what we need to do. We need to look at a person and find out what is the reason why they don’t feel good about themselves..

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Anorexia Is Rooted in Body-Image Issues

Anorexia Is Rooted in Body-Image Issues

Anorexia is a serious health problem; one which has a strong psychological component. I think one of the things that we really need to talk about is the fact that when someone has weight loss that is of a type that makes you think of anorexia, you have to think of what their body self-image is, how they feel about themselves, because correcting that sometimes is the best way to correct the weight issues. Believe me, it is not easy, but it’s important to try.