New Trends in Psychology, Vol 2, No 1 (2020)

Eating Disorders and the Media

Cosmina-Marilena Manea


Eating disorders are an increasingly common problem affecting younger people. These areof different types with effects and symptoms related to both the physical and the psychic side. Themedia is the main tool that leads to the spread of an image considered ideal which then induces a feelingof dissatisfaction among the population and a desire to reach that physical ideal. Thus, eating disordersarise from the desire to be someone else and to overcome an image of a fragile self.


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