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High School Performing Arts: Does It Hurt Body Image?

Young High School Strudents The performing arts have long been a channel for individuals to tell their stories and express their emotions. The artists that boldly portray these stories often begin their love of theatre, dance, or music in adolescence. This can be a time that makes or breaks an individual’s relationship with being on stage. Body Image Positive [...]
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Cosmetic Procedures & Eating Disorders

Woman struggling with Health At Every Size and a Poor Body Image Cosmetic procedures are on the rise within the United States [1]. According to research, individuals who seek cosmetic surgery is between 7-15% more common among those with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) [1]. Research focused on mental health issues, and body dysmorphic disorders show that individuals who have BDD tend to have higher levels of anger [...]
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Eating Disorders, Instagram, and Teens: What to Look For?

Woman looking at Instagram on her phone Eating disorders are a severe mental health disorder and those that struggle with this disorder often hide their behaviors and symptoms from loved ones. People that struggle with an eating disorder can be of any weight or size [1]. For teens, using social media is like an extension of themselves. They use Instagram in conversation [...]
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What Helps Men Who Overeat or Binge Overcome This Challenge?

Man standing with his arms crossed While both men and women experience challenges with food, body image, and eating behaviors, social stigmas continue to perpetuate the idea that eating disorders are “women’s problems.” But what men who overeat overcome the challenge of binge eating? As such, men that struggle with disordered eating often remain silent and feel overwhelming shame, isolation, and [...]
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Conde Nast Ad with “Ultra Lean” Model Banned

Magazine A Condé Nast ad with an “ultra lean” model has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), scoring a major victory in the battle to hold publishers and companies accountable for the potentially harmful content they create. What Happened? The ad was brought to the attention of the ASA in June 2017, when an [...]
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Is BMI an Accurate Measure of Healthy Weight?

Woman Dealing with Depression and Eating Disorders Is Body Mass Index (BMI) an accurate way to measure whether you are at a healthy weight? It has been the standard of measurement for healthy weight for a number of years, but aren’t there many other factors that should be taken into consideration? BMI is a medical scale to determine if a person is within [...]
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Body Image & Disordered Eating

Woman sitting on a bridge struggling with disordered eating Body image can be defined as the perception that a person has of himself or herself. It can include the physical self, thoughts, and feelings around their awareness of self. The emotions and thoughts can be both positive and negative and are influenced by environmental and societal factors. Body image can occur at any age [...]
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Adolescents & Body Image Woes: I Can’t Sculpt My Body to Be Idea

Teen girl staring out a window thinking about bulimia Body image is the way we perceive ourselves within our environment and space. It is how we feel, think, and act toward our body. Body image can be positive or negative and plays a pivotal role in the development of an eating disorder, especially during teen years. A study that looked at body satisfaction in [...]
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