Media images, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating in adolescent women.

@article{Andrist2003MediaIB,
  title={Media images, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating in adolescent women.},
  author={Linda C Andrist},
  journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={119-23}
}
  • Linda C Andrist
  • Published 2003 in
    MCN. The American journal of maternal child…
This article examines the literature related to the media, body image, and diet/weight issues in children and young women. The media holds an awesome power to influence young women, bombarding them with images of abnormally thin models who seem to represent the ideal. When the majority of adolescents inevitably fail to achieve the extremely thin image they crave, body dissatisfaction results, and disordered eating can begin. Emerging research in the pediatric and adolescent literature… CONTINUE READING

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