The Links Between Anorexia and Depression Introduction Given that eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa have become a wide-sweeping problem across North America, affecting both men and women from all socio-economic levels and demographics, the call has come to psychology to examine new methods of research into the causes of anorexia, and to employ new models of treatment (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). Disordered eating is a becoming an often-seen social issue, attained in part under the thumb of modern society’s pressures and ideals. At the same time, it is also a very personal issue. Social comparison theory states that a person will seek to find an average of people within their vicinity and then, based on this average, make changes to...The end:
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