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Psychological Explanations for Anorexia Nervosa

Sociocultural Explanations for Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder where the individual fears that they are, or will
become, obese and therefore engage in self-starvation to stop this from happening.

Sociocultural explanations include cultural ideals with the media and ethnicity and…

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Psychological Explanations for Anorexia Nervosa

Bruch (1973) claimed that Anorexia originates from childhood and was an effect of how parents
responded to the infant's needs; either effectively or ineffectively.
Effective parenting is when the parents respond appropriately to their child's needs, for example,
feeding them when they're hungry and comforting…


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