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Books for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2014 - The Horn Book

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Anderson, Laurie Halse Wintergirls 282 pp. Viking 2009. Lia, an anorexic and cutter, hears that her estranged friend Cassie was found dead in a motel room–after leaving Lia thirty-three messages.
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It's nice that people are becoming more and more aware of the importance of recognizing people with eating disorders.

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Your Body on Display: Social Media and Your Self-Image ...

Apart from the potential detriment caused by showing your rowdy, party-animal, side, placing undue focus on your appearance may also threaten the health of your bodily self-image. To understand why, we need to take a look ...
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This article provides a good explanation of how women develop such a large self awareness about how they look.

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Love yourself: A body (image) makeover for women (videos) | MNN ...

Love yourself: A body (image) makeover for women (videos) | MNN ... | Eating Disorders and Body Image | Scoop.it
Women athletes, working women, and artists are all getting in on the ongoing discussion of women's bodies in the media.
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This blog gives examples where women are able to get rid of their imperfections through retouching but they don't like the results as much as they though they would. Some of them were disappointed about the results.

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Are you comfy in your own skin? - The UTD Mercury

Are you comfy in your own skin? - The UTD Mercury | Eating Disorders and Body Image | Scoop.it
Are you comfy in your own skin?
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This example of the pressure to look a certain way can lead to an unhealthy body image, which research increases the likelihood of developing into an eating disorder, Temkin said.
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The article explains that men can suffer from eating disorders just as much as women. It also explains that stereotypes are a big factor of eating disorders

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True eating disorders are rare, but dangerous - Seacoastonline.com

True eating disorders are rare, but dangerous - Seacoastonline.com | Eating Disorders and Body Image | Scoop.it
True eating disorders are rare, but dangerous
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Parents can learn the signs to head off an eating disorder. Luckily, most physicians say a true eating disorder like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa is fairly rare.
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This article explains health disorders fairly well and what is a primary cause of it. It also talks about some of the risks associated with the disorder.

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The secret lives of exercise bulimics - Independent Online

Independent Online The secret lives of exercise bulimics Independent Online Exercise bulimia is a particularly insidious form of the disorder, says Kathryn Mills, clinical director at Imani Addiction Services in Wynberg, Cape Town, a secondary care...
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This article tells of another type of bulimia, exercise bulimia. This is where the person excessively exercises to where they can't anymore in order to burn off the calories that they consumed.

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Dove Launches Film About Women's Self-Image At Sundance ...

Continuing its efforts to lift the veil on women's self-image (as explored in campaigns such as Real Beauty Sketches), Unilever's Dove brand has commissioned a short film. "Selfie" was shown at the Sundance Film Festival ...
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Dove is a great brand that is promoting being comfortable with how you look. I really believe that they are doing a lot of good for women's ideas about how they look.

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Having a twin linked with anorexia, puzzling researchers

Having a twin linked with anorexia, puzzling researchers | Eating Disorders and Body Image | Scoop.it
Being a twin or a triplet may increase a person's risk of developing anorexia, a new study from Sweden suggests (Having a twin linked with anorexia, puzzling researchers http://t.co/J0NkZ55b75)...
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It's interesting that having a twin can increase your chances of an eating disorder. Scientists only have speculations though so they don't know for sure why twins have a higher chance of eating disorders.

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Body Appreciation Week brings attention to eating disorders - The University of Alabama Crimson White

Body Appreciation Week brings attention to eating disorders - The University of Alabama Crimson White | Eating Disorders and Body Image | Scoop.it
Body Appreciation Week brings attention to eating disorders
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... common eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia.
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I think that it is great that people are becoming aware of how serious eating disorders can be and are taking action to help those that suffer from them.

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