ANTHROP 1AA3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Insomnia, Diarrhea, Spiritism

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American societies teenage girls 14 20"s: difficult to cure medically undergo variety of different treatments, no clear biological cause more common among women, linked with notions of appearance and body weight, to be diagnosed, you must have: 15% body weight below the minimum ideal weight for your body category & a bmi of less than 17. 5% and demonstrate a deliberate avoidance of food (high fat & calorie foods, accompanied by excessive exercise, distorted body image, endocrine disorder and halt in menstrual cycle. Culture shapes anorexia: anorexia becomes a problem 1970 because of advertising and ideal beauty, the ideal of beauty has become smaller, many people discipline their bodies to look in particular ways plastic surgery, exercise, diet, anorexia is caused by hyper monitoring of the body, we see rising rates in urban environments (japan, africa) who have access to media.

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