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Litteraturstudie: Prevalens, tänkbara orsaker och konsekvenser till ätstörningar
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The present work has been implemented as a literature study aimed to investigate the prevalence, possibly causes and consequences of an eating disorder. In today's modern society individuals are living with a constant reminder from the media about how a person should look and act to blend into the social norms and expectations of the modern society. This literature review has been analysed on the basis of concepts such as identity, gender identity and gender. In addition previous research has been analysed in terms of themes, history, possible causes/risk factors, media, body image and control, depression, shame and guilt as well as culture. The above themes were analysed on the basis of behaviouristic theory and role theory. The conclusion of the present work is that an eating disorder is 10 times more common in girls than boys. Furthermore present work has shown that Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and UNS previously existed even though it was not documented as a medical condition.

Another conclusion is medias exposure of the stereotypical body image which contributes to an increased development of the medical conditions mentioned above.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Anorexia Nervosa, anorexia, eating disorders, eating disorders among young boys and girls, anorexia nervosa among young boys and girls.
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-35596OAI: diva2:731364
Subject / course
Socialt arbete
Available from: 2014-07-01 Created: 2014-07-01 Last updated: 2014-07-01Bibliographically approved

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