Category: Body Image

A Cultural Epidemic: Body Dissatisfaction in Asian American Women

Asian Lady thinking about Body Dissatisfaction in Asian American Women Contributor: McCallum Place Team at McCallum Place For a long time, it was believed that eating disorders were a culture-bound phenomenon of the young, middle-class, Caucasian female demographic. While research on eating disorders in minority populations remains sparse, and there is some disagreement in the numbers, it is clear that the roots of disordered eating [...]
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What Does Beauty Mean to You?

Woman learning What Does Beauty Mean Contributor: Mikayla Kendal MS, LPC – Eating Disorder Specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Culture and society often set the standard for beauty. We see models and celebrities portraying similar physical characteristics. Viewing these “role models” of beauty can lead to associating those standards of beauty with other positive qualities in life such as [...]
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Adolescent Body Angst & Disordered Eating

Teen thinking about Adolescent Body Angst Body dissatisfaction is, unfortunately, not uncommon in adolescents. The teenage years are a tumultuous time physically, socially, and emotionally and all of this rapid change can result in angst and insecurity regarding one’s self and appearance. Research has indicated that “as adolescents mature physically and emotionally, they begin to identify more strongly with their same-gender [...]
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Instagram & Body Image Dissatisfaction

Woman thinking about Instagram & Body Image Contributed by Canopy Cove Social media is, simultaneously, an incredible gift and a challenging foe. It has changed how we interact with one another, keep in touch with loved ones, how we view the world, and how we view ourselves. That last part is incredibly important. With social media apps and websites, like Instagram, individuals can carefully [...]
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Self-Worth Based on Weight

Woman rejecting Self-Worth Based on Weight Contributed by Canopy Cove How can we possibly determine self-worth based on weight? Humans are continually working to discover a sense of understanding about the world around us. We identify patterns and assign them names or numbers in an attempt to create order. No doubt, this has helped civilization and humanity advance, but, sometimes, we miss [...]
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EDH Weekly Hope: Healthy At Every Size

Woman struggling with Health At Every Size and a Poor Body Image What is the “Health At Every Size” movement? Many of you have probably heard “Health At Every Size” before, or maybe this is the first time. Nevertheless, it is important to uncover what this movement really is, what it means and dispel some of the myths and misconceptions, especially from the broader medical community. PART [...]
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Reinforcing Positive Body Image in Boys

College student treatment Reinforcing Positive Body Image in Boys While girls are more impacted by weight and body concerns, this does not mean boys are not affected. A depressing statistic indicates that 33-35% of boys ages 6 to 8 report that “their ideal body is thinner than their current body [1].” Additionally, a recent study shows that 40% [...]
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