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Bulimia Nervosa and Its Effects

Summary: A serious, depressive psychological eating disorder, bulimia nervosa is a growing concern as cultural attitudes and the sociocultural environment continue to idolize thinness and physical attractiveness. Teenagers and young adults are most susceptible to this problem, for which the most common symptoms include uncontrollable and continuous vomiting, using the bathroom continuously after meals, and depression or mood swings, among others. Bulimics can suffer not only from medical health issues but also from long-term psychological torment, with 10 percent of them dying from either starvation, cardiac arrest, or suicide.
In today's world, people are over consumed with images of the perfect and ideal look for teenagers and women worldwide. These visual images are seen everyday and are present in most forms of media and television and entertainment. We are constantly fed with images of "beautiful" Hollywood actresses who always look perfect externally. If in any case an actress has to gain certain pounds for a film role, images of them eating and binging on food are quite evident on covers of magazines. Despite the magazines motive for displaying these pictures people soon begin to judge these women as being "fat" and "overweight" based on what their judgment of the ideal actress which weighs less than 130 pounds. Our society has become filled with images of skinny models and actresses displayed on billboards, movies, commercials, magazines, music videos and internet. Many of the forms of media and entertainment listed...

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