Tag: anorexia

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Eating disorders

In a modern woman’s world there are many things that can cause low self-esteem. Social media is present in most young women’s lives and often represents their image in a public space. Although it is good to be able to have such an online presence, the pressure of maintaining a certain weight can be very…

News

UEA research links feminist theory and anorexia recovery

Researchers from UEA’s school of Art, Media and American Studies (AMA), have shown the potential positive effects that discussing cultural expectations surrounding femininity can have in the treatment of anorexia. Researchers carried out their study in a treatment centre in Norwich, which took place over a ten-week period and involved seven patients. Patients were shown…

Features

Eating disorders: not just a result of the media

I have learnt to greet articles that claim to raise awareness about eating disorders with a certain degree of trepidation. Too often, the content reinforces the very misconceptions that leave sufferers feeling silenced and misunderstood. The truth of eating disorders doesn’t fall neatly into the parameters of an attention-grabbing sensationalist report. There has been some…

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