Compose a 1250 words assignment on the psychology of eating disorders. Needs to be plagiarism free! Models and ballet dancers are two professions where being exorbitantly thin is the ideal image for their field of work. In more recent years now, both plus-size models and a well-rounded female dancer is becoming more of a normal image on the global stages (Fernandez, 2012). Both professions are still highly charged, however, with promoting that ethereal, waif-like young girl who could float away at the first breath of the wind. Attempting to achieve that image presents mental obsessive problems as young girls, in particular, begin to starve themselves and engage in toxic behaviours such as Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa (Mayer, 2011. Shoker 2011).
When discovering that someone has a problem with an eating disorder, some people will turn away and avoid confronting the issue, while others may stage an intervention in order to get someone into medical treatment (Shoker, 2011). Indeed, there are sometimes ethical issues involved in how to treat someone with an eating disorder, such as implementing overt or covert coercive methods of getting someone to eat better, to take medications if needed, and to determine patient competency and mental capacity so as to design and implement a functional treatment model and its application (Matusek & Wright, 2010). Not all patients will respond the same way to a standard solution. In such cases of eating disorders, much of what is occurring with a patient, has to do with her social and economic environment, the nature of her focus on her dilemma, and what type of family and friends she has around her for a support base. A disastrous combination, for example, is if a young ballerina, not only has a teacher who is telling her to lose weight, but also a ballet mother that also tells her to lose weight, once she gets home at night. There is no mental relief and the pressures can build to a dangerous level as regards her mental viewpoint of herself, one that may last a lifetime (Matusek & Wright, 2010).