Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders

  title={Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders},
  author={Jennifer L Derenne and E. Beresin},
  journal={Academic Psychiatry},
  • Jennifer L Derenne, E. Beresin
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Academic Psychiatry
  • ObjectiveEating disorders, including obesity, are a major public health problem today. Throughout history, body image has been determined by various factors, including politics and media. Exposure to mass media (television, movies, magazines, Internet) is correlated with obesity and negative body image which may lead to disordered eating. The authors attempt to explain the historical context of the problem and explore potential avenues for change.MethodThe authors review changes in ideal female… CONTINUE READING
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