e) The role of family and peers in eating disorders vs./and the role of culture in eating disorders Parents who monitor and pay attention to their body weight and shape and their children’s serve as a model that their kids will partake in as well learning it from them and this makes it likely to develop an eating disorder. Peers are a big factor in these kinds of disorders since they are all around and their opinions matter to you – if they pick on you for your weight or appearance you may take measures to try and change those things. Culturally, eating disorders are more prevalent since media is all about being thin, promoting that idea, and associating a person’s worth to being thin. This can influence women and girls to develop eating disorders trying to fit in with societies standards. f) The power of the media in eating disorders
Those who are exposed to more media are more likely to develop an eating disorder. Some are more likely than others to develop one based on neurological, psychological, and social factors. g) Objectification Theory Objectification theory is the idea that women learn that their bodies are just like objects and mens bodies are there to perform tasks. This theory can promote eating disorders since women want to have the ideal body that society is telling them to have so they will be evaluated more positively h) Role of serotonin possibly in neural communication for eating disorders When a lot of weight has been lost then the amount of serotonin and other neurotransmitters can be changed. Serotonin receptors don’t function normally in those with eating disorders and people with bulimia are not that responsive to this neurotransmitter. 3. What are the differences between binge-eating disorder and bulimia nervosa? Part 2. Give your opinion to the box on page 307. Is Binge Eating Disorder (new to DSM-5) a good idea?
- Spring '14
- Abnormal Psychology, Bulimia nervosa