Asian women and eating disorders
Contributor: McCallum Place Team at McCallum Place For a long time, it was believed that eating disorders were a culture-bound phenomenon of the young, middle-class, Caucasian female demographic.
Many of our parents, whether they came to the country as immigrants or refugees, know real hunger.
Both are tiny, but one is Caucasian and the other is Asian.
Body Dissatisfaction[ edit ] Eating disorders, once thought prevalent only in Western cultures such as that of the United States, are now seen in Chinese women.
Additionally, the cultural gap between immigrant parents and their first-generation children can make it difficult for Asian Americans to receive emotional support — a crucial part of the recovery process — from their families.
One of the main symptoms is a total loss of appetite, and within days of contracting the disease I'd dropped a clothes size.
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" I nodded and managed to smile up at him, the first time I'd done so in probably a week.
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