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Student Research Guide: Anorexia Nervosa: Other Sources

Other Sources

These sources are ordered in rank of most usefulness.

((Number one being the most useful))

1.) Bell, Vaughan. “Online Information, Extreme Communities and Internet Therapy: Is the Internet Good for Our Mental Health?” Journal of Mental Health, vol. 16, no. 4, Aug. 2007, pp. 445–57, doi:10.1080/09638230701482378.

  • This article didn't relate to anorexia, but instead to mental health issues. I found this source helpful because it explains how social media neither has a good or bad effect on a person, but instead it changes the way you perform specific day to day activities.

2.)Sidani, Jaime E., et al. “The Association Between Social Media Use and Eating Concerns Among U.S. Young Adults.” Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 116, no. 9, Sept. 2016, pp. 1465–72, doi:10.1016/j.jand.2016.03.021.

  • This article is a survey study about how social media correlates with young Adults in the U.S. The survey is targeted on people between the ages 19 and 32 and focuses on the frequency and volume the media towards people. Doesn't have too much information, but it does prove that there is a correlation between the media and eating problems.

3.)Stapleton, AnneClaire. “Woman Battling Anorexia Gets Help via Online Donations.” CNN, Cable News Network, 22 May 2015,

  • This article is mainly about how a women struggling from anorexia needed money for her treatment, she reached out to people on the internet to help fund her to get better. I think this story is a good example of how powerful the internet is and how it can help anyone to recover from their deadly disease. (Just a reminder, this is only a story or first hand experience from someone, not actual research).

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