Body Obsession Disorders: Is Your Teen at Risk?
25 August 2015 - Extreme body focus is once again on the rise amongst young people, pre-teen and teen girls in particular. Many girls are showing high-risk signs such as reckless tanning, dieting, anxiety, self-harm, irritability and self-loathing. Experts agree that these behaviours are strongly linked to body obsession disorders and depression. Advertisements and social media relentlessly repeat messages about size, attractiveness, and beauty for consumer investment. Our younger generation is taking the brunt.