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ERIC Number: EJ908576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Starving for Support: How Women with Anorexia Receive "Thinspiration" on the Internet
Curry, Jennifer; Ray, Shannon
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v5 n4 p358-373 2010
This article provides the definition of anorexia, prevalence of the disorder, and treatment prognosis. Further, although the Internet provides many helpful resources for identifying problematic eating behavior and resources for persons suffering with eating disorders, Web sites exist that are meant to encourage, promote, and sustain anorexic behavior. This article elucidates the harmful practices fostered by "thinspiration" Web sites and provides practical treatment implications inclusive of a relational-cultural framework for mental health professionals working with clients suffering from anorexia who use these sites.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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