Have you have wondered, "How does body image predetermine issues into adulthood?" We have the answers. Learn more when you call Lucida Treatment today. Not all eating disorders, particularly bulimia and anorexia, are reserved for females \u2013 males can also present with these diseases. However, studies have shown that when it comes to body image dissatisfaction, college-age women are disproportionally affected when compared to men. These body image issues will often manifest into eating disorders. How Does Body Image Predetermine Issues Into Adulthood? One theory that has some relation with the looking glass perception of self says that people look at themselves as they actually are, as they strive to be and the person others see them as. But when it comes to a negative self-image where the body is the subject (not the intelligence or facial structure or other areas where the looking glass is applicable), exactly what moods are triggered from a self-discrepancy theory are not known. Penn State University examined depressed mood states as they relate to body image dissatisfaction. A researcher from the university enrolled more than 60 women in the study, all of which had some degree of body image dissatisfaction. The women were all of a young age as the study was trying to examine how children\u2019s early distortions regarding their self-image may progress into unhealthy attitudes later in life not only about body image but about eating and food. The study is consistent with others that find that children age 11 and older who are showing negative self-discrepancy are at a higher risk for developing eating problems. The report states that media, peers, and parents all have an effect on how children rate their appearance. It is not as clear, however, whether sociocultural factors affect children who are younger, although there has been recent evidence that shows that appearance messages conveyed by peers and the media may not impact children at a very young age. Get Treatment As Soon As Possible at Lucida Body issues don't have to rule your life. When you come to Lucida, we can help you address your body image issues through a variety of therapy options. These therapy options can be evidence-based. This means that medical professionals and psychologists have worked to prove that these methods work. Alternatively, these options can be holistic, which means that they treat both the disorder and the rest of the person. In other words, they treat your mind, body, and soul. We use many therapy options, including: \tCognitive behavioral therapy \tFitness therapy \tGroup therapy \tEMDR therapy \tGestalt therapy In addition to body image issues, we also treat a variety of other disorders. We treat: \tSubstance abuse disorders \tOCD\u00a0 \tSchizophrenia \tBipolar disorder If you've ever wondered, "How does body image predetermine issues into adulthood?" we can give you the answers you're searching for. Call Lucida Treatment today at , and learn more about our treatment programs and our therapy options. You can begin a new chapter in your life. Put body image issues behind you and call Lucida today.