“Does family or culture have more of an influence on the occurrence of eating disorders?”
My inquiry question for this semester will be “Does family or culture have more of an influence on the occurrence of eating disorders?”. I’m interested in this topic because this complex medical condition is causing people severe physical and mental problems. The myths and stigma around eating disorders aren’t helping the case either. Eating disorders can be fatal. More and more people, especially teens, have spoken up about their eating disorders nowadays on social platforms like Instagram and tiktok. A lot of those videos/ posts on social media is about their recovery journey, but i want to know how this problem had become such a big issue in society. Is it the diet culture? The family constantly saying things like “oh are you sure you want to eat this”, “your arm looks thicker”, unaware of the impact words can leave on their children? Their culture normalizing skinny/ bony bodies as a beauty standard? It might be all of them, but I want to know which one (family vs culture vs something else?) has the most impact on eating disorders.