Body Image Disorders

 

In adolescence phase of life one goes through physical changes and development of secondary sexual characteristics. The physical development brings natural perceptivity and inquisitiveness to explore bodily changes.

An emphasis on looks and appearance in the media forms an altered and unrealistic impression of beauty in the minds of adolescents. They want to follow and imitate unreal images of beauty. At the same time, in this stage self esteem and self-concept is very much attached with the physical aspect of self.

If any distorted belief is formed, it hampers acceptance of self and undue internal conflict. These concerns should be acknowledged and right guidance should be given.