The Image in the Mirror and the Number on the Scale: Weight, Weight Perceptions, and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms Weight and weight perceptions are important sources of stress in adolescents. Information from the media and other sources only add to the confusion and misperceptions about weight in this population. The slim body is presented by the weight loss industries and the media as ideal and the healthy body campaigns promote the acceptance of every body type (Frisco, Houle, and Martin, 2010). In their research study Frisco, Houle, and Martin (2010) use the theories of double jeopardy and health congruency to explain the role of weight and weight perceptions in depressive symptoms in adolescents. The purpose of this paper is to...The end:
.....ow that recognition of the inter-relationships between weight and weight perceptions provides a better understanding of the associations between weight, weight perception and the development of depressive symptoms. References Frisco, M.L., Houle, J.N. and Martin, M.A. (2010). The Image in the Mirror and the Number on the Scale: Weight, Weight Perceptions, and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 51(2), 215–228. Pearlin, L.I. (1999). The stress process revisited: Reflections on concepts and their interrelationships. In C.S. Aneshensel & J.C. Phelan (Eds.), Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health (Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research) (pp.395-415). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.