• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How is Anorexia caused?

Extracts from this document...


How is Anorexia caused? What is the Media? What does it do? Newspapers, magazines, television etc all have a good relationship with the media. The media is known everywhere from England to Australia. The majority of the public tend to pay more attention to the media and society rather than self belief. It's like a 'tag-a-long' in a group. The only reason for this is that people seem to behave and act the same way influencing others to do so. This does make sense because the person may feel left out. In other words they feel insecure. I will be discussing if the media does or does not have a large impact on society. Anorexia is believed to be mainly caused by the media and the celebrities who are involved throughout the media. Young teens who have not yet reached the stage to answer their own questions e.g., "why do I look like this?" "Why can't I look like her?" etc, gradually change their eating behaviour or even go out and buy products that aren't even promised to reach their target. The reason that people do such things is because the media makes the person feel low and acts like a dictator stating how people should look, acting near enough against natural beauty and destroying people's lives for money. ...read more.


Now, the Media aren't all bad but actions they take create negatives responses such as; hiring people to tele-market, market research rapidly, give out samples of latest products over and over again. Many people being to have enough. Many people don't fall in their trap easily and have things to say against the Media. Many people think that the Media is absurd. Many think that the Media are great such as; the people who buy the products rapidly, they tend to have a sense of satisfaction when they buy the product and they thank the makers. Many parents have had discussions with doctors trying to find a way to stop anorexia if they or their child has this problem. Doctors have responded and answered that the parents need to have often discussions with their child notifying if or if not they have seen any changes by realising their sociability whether it has improved or not. If the responses are leading to the positive side, (showing improvements) then this shows good results and may be the cure for removing anorexia from their child. But if the child still shows negativity, then further actions need to be taken place such as; hospitality treatment or even in the Intensive care unit (ICU). ...read more.


The difficulty is that there is a long waiting list. It would take several months for an interview. Some females have mild illnesses and may regain normal weight successfully at home. More often the illness is more severe than this and an admission of several months will be needed to regain normal weight. Usually with dieting, females reduce 'puppy' fat. As females are more determined to lose weight more than males, this causes frustration, anger and deceit for the females to face. Bribery or bullying by friends or family would fail to change eating behaviour usually. At this stage the family would begin to get concerned and they would become mentally stressed themselves because of this situation. A female of average height will probably be unable to continue school once her weight falls below around 6 stone. Overall I think that the Media has a huge impact on society and on one's mentality. But I also think anorexia can be caused by the upbringing of a child. This really depends on how strong they are mentally. If they have low self esteem this may lead to many things including anorexia or even bulimia which is an even bigger illness related to anorexia. The Media adores making money and this shows that they are also to blame. ?? ?? ?? ?? Arya Mohit 10CJ ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Narrative section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Narrative essays

  1. The mass media has played a major role in structuring public perceptions of crime ...

    than they would have done without the attention of the media" How do you feel about this statement, do you agree, disagree, not know or don't care etc? I decided to add a quote to explain the objective and to operationalise it well into the question.

  2. James Bond - Bond(TM)s female characters are fully liberated women. They use Bond. Consider ...

    other women and it proves that it can work the other way around. In the casino Elektra draws a queen of hearts and this could also be a symbol of the way Elektra uses her body to play with men's emotions of love and with their lust to get her way.

  1. Language investigation on two magazines, 'Top gear' and 'classic cars'

    In the text they come in as a form of slang like 'biggish' and 'wiggled', the words do not have to be used by males but the informality will helps his relate to them as being one of them and making sure he doesn't force a difference between him and

  2. Rocky movie review. The character Rocky is a minor local Boxer, and represents the ...

    Symbolism is used throughout the film, such as the first shot which features an image of Jesus Christ and then tilts down to Rocky. Stallone has said how this shot symbolizes that Rocky is a character who is similar to Jesus, in how he has been chosen to go on a journey.

  1. ICT AQA 2006-2008 Problem 1, Theme Park

    I am still undecided on the small details, which I will test on the model to see what fits best. The next stage is the testing plan; I will have to create this before going onto the implementation stage where I will have to create the presentation itself..

  2. who is 2 blame

    Read what Year 11 had to say about gender issues and the recent Olympics coverage here. Role Models It is undeniable that the media shapes our conceptions of what it means to be male or female. We encounter many different male and female role models in the course of a day's media consumption.

  1. Is Conglomeration Good or Bad?

    (Fogel discussion, 2005) These readings helped me to apply the concept of conglomeration to real-world examples and further helped me to evaluate the pros and cons of the issue. The advantage of conglomeration is that conglomerates such as the Spanish media merger firms and Advance Publications can often benefit from synergy.

  2. Is the ideology of media blame really justified in present day society?

    The 'v' chip exclusively relies on the parental unit to recognise the suitability of a television programme for their children. But as I noted earlier, the encoding and decoding process can be seen as the deciding factor in categorizing a text into a certain rating.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work