Body Image

Anorexia and Bulimia

Body image, What is it ?

Body image is the way that people see themselves in a mirror. It can be a positive or negative perspective of your body and whats on it or what it looks like. Many people (mostly females) see themselves in a negative way, because of the way they see themselves they then refuse to eat or start vomiting what they ate. These two issues are called Anorexia and Bulimia (Nervosa).


Anorexia is an eating disorder concerning about obesity, or an out of control diet. Anorexia has no main cause but researchers say that it can possibly be inherited, others say that it is a dysfunction in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. It is also said that poor feeding as a baby can lead to anorexia.


Bulimia is an mental illness that people get in the pursuit of weight loss. This illness is also caused by depression and anxiety together. Bulimia causes people to see themselves as something other than slim, which is why they vomit after they eat.


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"Anorexia Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - What Is Anorexia Nervosa? - MedicineNet." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.