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How does the media affect body image and eating disorders.?

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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
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I don't think we can place all the blame on the media.
To the extent that unrealistic & sometimes unhealthy standards of beauty are promulgated, there is some effect. What's more, celebrating superficiality over substance is another dubious activity. Part of the problem may also derive from human beings wiring that treats visual data preferentially.

In brief: Partially

I don't think we can place all the blame on the media.
To the extent that unrealistic & sometimes unhealthy standards of beauty are promulgated, there is some effect. What's more, celebrating superficiality over substance is another dubious activity. Part of the problem may also derive from human beings wiring that treats visual data preferentially.
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