This paper will review the literature that outlines the stigmatization of anorexia nervosa within society. I will focus on the structural, interpersonal, and individual levels of the ecological system, providing explanations and examples of how the stigmatization of anorexia nervosa manifests on each level. I will describe the consequences of societal stigmatization on individuals’ psychological and emotional health and well-being, and will examine how interpersonal stigmatization affects individuals and relationships. I then offer conclusions based on my literature findings, and offer future directions, focusing on all three levels of the ecological system, for dismantling the stigmatization of anorexia nervosa.
Did the research upon which this submission is based involve human subjects/participants?
Kambanis, Paraskevi Evelyna, "Exploring the Stigmatization of Anorexia: A Focus on The Structural, Interpersonal, and Individual Levels of Stigma" (2016). Student Works. 11.