Body Image

Body Image

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Western culture has increasingly valued physical appearance and in particular slenderness in the last 20 years. Unrealistic targets of thinness and excessive weight loss have led to eating disorders, the idea of obligatory exercise and other mental health problems. The concept of dissatisfaction with one's body image is driven home by images of ultra-thin models appearing in newspapers, magazines and television. This book brings together leading international research in this alarming and growing field.American Psychiatric Association. (1987). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (3rd edition revised). ... Berman, A. L. (1972). Videotape self- confrontation of schizophrenic ego and thought processes. Journal of Consulting andanbsp;...

Title:Body Image
Author:Marlene V. Kindes
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2006


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