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Discuss two or more psychological explanations of anorexia
nervosa (8+16 marks)

Cultural ideals could be a psychological explanation for anorexia nervosa. Research
has reported that many teenagers are dissatisfied with their weight and have a
distorted view of their body image. Therefore, western standards of attractiveness
could be a contributing…

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An IDA into psychological explanations into anorexia nervosa is that majority of
eating disorder have concentrate on the eating habits of women only. However,
recent statistics have shown that 25% of adults with eating disorders are men. This
raises an issue because it suggests that research into disorders such an…


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