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The rise of eating disorders among young Malaysians
 

The rise of eating disorders among young Malaysians

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Malaysia has now come to a point where not only women but also men are obsessed with being stick thin in order to present the images they deem as desirable.
 
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4 Sep 2016 - General
 
Transient body dysmorphic disorder is common in teens as they are in the self-conscious and period of examination. As everyone has discussed, it is the pressure dictated by society that a slender waistline is the ideal body form. It leads the younger people to believe that they will not fit in if they get fat. This misconception should be abandoned as the teenagers actually require more caloric intake to support their growth. Hopefully, the society will place a halt on pressuring people to belie...
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Yes, Maria Cristina Inserto the society perception of beauty is always the factor in eating disorders among the youths. “Slim equal to beautiful” is always the messages portrayed in our society, through a lot of different forms. People with eating disorder will usually have a negative body image about themselves. They will feel that their own body image does not measure up to the society, or friends, family, or e...
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I am quite sure that in Malaysia and in Sri Lanka we both experience near similar eating habits. So what I am going to tell you now might be acceptable for Malaysians as well. In Sri Lanka not like the ancient times eating habits have much deviated and the trend is to gather at a food corner where we can find fast food. Not only them, myself who is commenting here do the same thing. Fast food are obviously dangerous for the health. They come with a high cholesterol and carbohydrate indices. And...
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This is quite common and is still happening around the world. Not only Malaysia is this problem but many of the youths from all over the world are doing this in hopes of getting the body shape that they desire. Many are influenced by the fashion industry where models are slim and thin and are able to travel around the world due to their high demand of work. As this goes on many of those bulimic are getting ill due to malnutrition and most commonly having fainting spells due to the insufficient i...
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I think it's really sad how people are being forced to conform with what society defines as beautiful. Take for instance here in the Philippines (and perhaps many countries in Asia), we are naturally brown skinned or fair complexioned, but people go to lengths to achieve whiter skin. I am neither dark not white, but I grew up a sporty kid and so I'm always tanned. I remember being called names synonymous to being dark and it was awful. When I grew up, I came to appreciate the way I looke...
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It seems like there are quite a significant of population in Malaysia are facing eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. A lot of factors like society perception on certain body look, aggravating by social media sharing body-praising or body-shaming activities can contribute to the rise of eating disorders among the population. Many youths will be compelled into “what the society think is the best body image”, and trying to adhere to such misconc...
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