Diagnosing Eating Disorders

What causes an eating disorder? There are a variety of possible causes for an eating disorder including poor body image, body dysmorphic disorder, peer pressure, stress and other factors. Eating disorders are more common in women and teens but they do affect men as well. Learn more about the medical, social, mental and emotional causes of eating disorders and how disorders are diagnosed.

Does the Media Contribute to Eating Disorders?

Given the media’s far-reaching influence, sociologists contend that movies, television, and magazines contribute to eating disorders in society. As proof, they present evidence showing just how pervasive the media’s influence is in today’s world, even when it comes to the ideal weight.