Body Image and Mental Health

Meghan Gillen, C. N. Markey

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Abstract

Cultural ideals of attractiveness have shifted to become more out of reach for the average person, making body image a significant issue for many people in industrialized, western cultures. Body image concerns affect people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities. These concerns originate from a complex interaction of sociocultural influences and have significant implications for mental and physical health. Options for improving body image typically include psychoeducational, cognitive behavioral, and ecological/activist approaches. Body image concerns are serious problems that demand effective responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages187-192
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
ISBN (Print)9780123977533
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Body Image
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  • Psychology(all)

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Gillen, M., & Markey, C. N. (2016). Body Image and Mental Health. In Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition (pp. 187-192). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397045-9.00058-6
Gillen, Meghan ; Markey, C. N. / Body Image and Mental Health. Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2016. pp. 187-192
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