Who are we? We are a group of studentsdoing a course in CNAI.
What are wedoing? We are doinga projectabouteatingdisorders and wehave done a lot of thingsaboutthisissue. And one of themistomakethis pecha kuchapresentation.
What are they? Eating disorders refer to a group of conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health.
Definitions of theprincipal eatingdisorders. Bulimia nervosa: characterized by recurrent binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors such as purging. Anorexia nervosa, characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, an obsessive fear of gaining weight, and an unrealistic perception of current body weight.
Facts Normally, ifyouasksomeone: Whosuffersfrom anorexia and bulimia? Theywillanswerteenagergirls. Therealityisthatboyssuffertheseproblemstoo, butthey are a minority.
Stadistics. Onepercent of younggirls, and threeout of everythousandwomenare affectedby anorexia. Onetothreepercent of younggirls and othersare affectedby bulimia and up tofourpercentare incompletepictures.
THE BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE The average woman sees 400 to 600 advertisements per day,and by the time she is 17 years old, she has received over 250,000 commercial messages through the media.Only 9% of commercials have a direct statement about beauty, but many more implicitly emphasize the importance of beauty--particularly those that target women and girls. One study of Saturday morning toy commercials found that 50% of commercials aimed at girls spoke about physical attractiveness, while none of the commercials aimed at boys referred to appearance.
Other studies found 50% of advertisements in teen girl magazines and 56% of television commercials aimed at female viewers used beauty as a product appeal. This constant exposure to female-oriented advertisements may influence girls to become self-conscious about their bodies and to obsess over their physical appearance as a measure of their worth.
Treatment Thefirststagetorecoverfrom anorexia istoadmitit and wanttogetoverit, ifthepersonwiththeillnessdoesn´twantto, it´sverydifficult. Thefirstthingthatwe try to do istomakethatpersonputon more weightbyeating more and then, wetakehertothe doctor and thepsychologist.