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Posts Tagged ‘Instagram and eating disorders’

By On May 16th, 2016

Social Media and Eating Disorders – A Dangerous Association

Social media is often criticized for its role in eating disorders and the proliferation of communities that encourage young women to give up healthy eating habits in the pursuit of being thin. Some platforms like Instagram have even taken direct efforts to censor pro-eating disorder content, but even those efforts have seemed to only make…

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By On May 4th, 2016

Young Women Are Using Social Media To Recover From Eating Disorders

Social media has notoriously been used as a hub for young women who post pictures, videos, and quotes encouraging unhealthy eating behaviors in the quest to be thin. Even when sites like Instagram made direct attempts to intervene, the issue only grew worse. But, there is another side to social media that is often overlooked.…

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By On March 10th, 2016

Does Moderating Pro-Eating Disorder Groups On Social Media Make It Worse?

Social media is being increasingly scrutinized for the role it potentially plays in facilitating eating disorders. Sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr have developed devoted communities of young girls who share dangerous images intended to provide inspiration to continue abstaining from food or purging – often called “thinspiration.” Overall, most social media networks have left…

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