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Anorexia Nervosa
A review of the history and treatment of anorexia nervosa.
# 130223 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Medical and Health (Eating Disorders) , Psychology (Eating Disorders)


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The paper reveals that the origins of anorexia nervosa or self-starvation extend back to Aristotle who emphasized women's unequal position and lack of rationality. However, the paper asserts that the outstanding influence on women in the West has been Christian dualism, which is based in dichotomy between the body and soul. The paper explains that the soul, which is meant for eternal life, is to be given total attention; the body, and especially woman's body, is a source of temptation and is evil. The paper shows how this belief was exemplified before Christ in asceticism, and then promoted by saints such as Augustine.

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"The origins of anorexia nervosa or self-starvation extend back to Aristotle who emphasized women's unequal position and lack of rationality. However, the outstanding influence on women in the West has been Christian dualism, which is based in dichotomy between the body and soul. The soul which is meant for eternal life is to be given total attention; the body, and especially woman's body, is a source of temptation and is evil. This belief was exemplified before Christ in asceticism, and then promoted by..."

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Anorexia Nervosa (2006, December 01) Retrieved October 22, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/anorexia-nervosa-130223/

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"Anorexia Nervosa" 01 December 2006. Web. 22 October. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/anorexia-nervosa-130223/>

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