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While many stigmas still remain about eating disorders, educating about the truths of eating disorders can help break many of the stereotypes that still exist, break shame, and encourage individuals to seek out help for these psychiatric illnesses.
One of the common misunderstandings about eating disorders is that social influences are to blame for these illnesses. While environmental factors certainly play a part, they cannot be solely responsible for the development of an eating disorder.
However, for individuals who are biologically susceptible to these psychiatric illnesses, social influences can trigger and perpetuate the progression of an eating disorder.
Social Media Can Trigger an Eating Disorder Social media has evolved into one of the greatest communication sources of our time, and there is no doubt that the presence of the internet has changed the manner in which we interact and engage with one another.
Because engaging in various forms of social media has become a routine activity for adolescents today, it is important to consider how this can potentially impact an adolescent susceptible to an eating disorder.
Reading of dieting or frequently being exposed to images that may provoke body image concerns can potentially be provoking among adolescents, particularly those who are predisposed to developing an eating disorder.
While it is not possible to filter everything, this is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to understand the power of social media as to have meaningful conversations with loved ones about unsafe practices and self-destructive behaviors.
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If you are a parent of an adolescent, what are some of the ways in which you engage your child about their online use and social interactions via social media? The opinions and views of our guest contributors are shared to provide a broad perspective of eating disorders. These are not necessarily the views of Eating Disorder Hope, but an effort to offer discussion of various issues by different concerned individuals.
We at Eating Disorder Hope understand that eating disorders result from a combination of environmental and genetic factors. If you or a loved one are suffering from an eating disorder, please know that there is hope for you, and seek immediate professional help.The Influence of Social Media on Adolescent Eating Disorders Tweet Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope.
Home» Co-Occurring Disorders and Treatment» Eating Disorder Treatment» The Role Society Plays in the Existence of Eating Disorders Popular opinion has long held that social and cultural factors lie at the root of the mental illness that is characterized by eating disorders.
The Media. Exploring the role society and the media play in the development of an Eating Disorder and the Media Influence on Eating Disorders. Searching for the Perfect Body.
Eating disorders and the media have come under fire on more than one occasion in the past years. Even singers who felt they had put on a pound or two started using a slenderizing filming technique to shoot their music videos.
EATING DISORDERS AND THE MEDIA ILLUSTRATION BY STEVE REED, THE COURIER-JOURNAL. The media is not the direct cause of eating disorders but plays an important role in young girls and an increasing number of boys drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction. Social Media Promoting Eating Disorders By Elements Behavioral Health posted on May 26, in Eating Disorders Social media can be a dangerous place for people suffering from eating disorders or in danger of developing an eating disorder.