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Psychology Assignment Literature Review Introduction to Psychology This paper will summarize two articles that relate to anorexia and discuss the causes symptoms effects and treatments of a perplexing eating disorder that many people suffer from Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that has bombarded western cultures and society as a whole As a nurse we must acknowledge and encourage the importance of a healthy body image TABLE OF CONTENTS Title page 1 Abstract2 Table of contents3 Introduction4 Discussion Summary4 Causes5 Signs and Symptoms 5 Complications6 Treatment5 Conclusion5 Appendix5 Citing references5 Reference list5 Bibliography5 Introduction to Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that is linked to an unrealistic body image and an extreme dread of being overweight Eating disorders are disturbing behavioral illnesses brought upon by a numerous factors This paper will summarize two articles that have been published in Psychology Today and Macleans magazine and will also discuss the causes signs and symptoms complications and treatment of the eating disorder Summary of Articles Related to Anorexia The first article entitled Never Too Skinny Appendix A and portrays how factors such as strict homes competitiveness sports genes and rigid beauty standards play a role in anorexia nervosa Sarah was a professional ballerina and weighed 95 pounds at 53 Sarah stated Nothing could prevent me from controlling my body Seagall2001p1 After years of suffering she finally acquired help after injuring herself because her body wasnt capable of healing itself Her sister is also recovering from anorexia This article links the relationship of perfectionism and eating disorders The second article entitled Distorted Images Appendix B shows how western culture affects perception of body image and cultures in different parts of the world Dhianni moved to Canada from east Africa when she was four years old and was swallowing appetite suppressants when she was thirteen years old Convincing research
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