ANT 260 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Anorexia Nervosa, Barometer

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Anorexia nervosa is related to messages about body image and dieting. During the victorian times, there were also incidences of anorexia nervosa, related to a cultural context. Anorexia nervosa involves individual biological and psychological factors, as well as environmental factors. Anorexia nervosa had a huge impact on the bourgeoisie back in the victorian times. Back in victorian times, anorexia nervosa was not a big deal because it was not an. Anorexia patients refuse to eat food on the account that they look fat. Females refused to eat food because they"re afraid that they will look heavy or because they see their friends forcing themselves to lose weight. Physicians view these behaviors as flirtatious and simple-minded female adolescents. Society plays a role in shaping the form of psychological disorders. Because of the improvement in medical technology, doctors use stethoscopes, and tactile probing of the body.

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