The Power of Invalidation

We all exhibit some kind of invalidation onto our loved ones without realizing the dangerous effects of such an act on their psychological formation and well-being. Verbal communication is the key method through which we humans interact with one another but what happens when this mode becomes a medium for manipulation and emotional abuse?! In fact, invalidation is nothing but a type of rejection that can lead to the latter. Well, having that said, most of us do it out of mere disagreement with no intention to harm the other person's feelings yet, it can be the most damaging type of disagreement.

The Globalization of Eating Disorders

Globalization is a phenomenon that has been widely known for its positive effects of bringing cultures together and facilitating communication through vehicles such as the internet. On the other hand, the negative effects of globalization have not been emphasized as such by many scholars. Therefore, acknowledging how globalization has affected our lives is the first step towards finding a solution to the problems that come in tandem with globalization. This article will discuss one of the most important aspect of a woman's life, which is maintaining an attractive overall appearance, through the lens of globalization. It is unfortunate that globalization plays a major, indirect role in promoting eating disorders which includes anorexia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa has been encouraged through the use of traditional media and social while binge-eating disorder has been promoted through the success of macdonalization, location of fast food restaurants, availability of healthy food restaurants and the fact that people now have a sedentary lifestyle.

Treatment Challenges of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders have long been known as one of the most challenging mental illnesses to treat. This article is divided  into three categories based on what/ who causes the treatment challenges of eating disorders: 1-Therapists 2-Eating disorder 3- Clients Unfortunately, since therapists and clients are humans, it is very difficult for both of them to …

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The Portrayal of Mental Illness in the Media

"What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless mental illness? That diagnosis does you in; that, and the humiliation of being there. I mean the indignity you're subjected to. My God." Said Kate Millett[1], a writer and artist, who was referring to the indignity and humiliation one gets into once they're being …

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