Lecture by Nienke Vulink on Monday 2 December
Studium Generale Presents Open Mind Lab
A Student Lecture Series Project
Striving for Perfection
Dedicated or Obsessed?
Nienke Vulink (Department of Psychiatry, Amsterdam Medical Centre)
What if training for a fitter, more attractive body becomes an unhealthy obsession? Worldwide, people are more overweight than ever and the ‘obesity epidemic’ is a reality. At the same time people are spending more time, money and effort on their looks than ever before. Sometimes this can take on extreme proportions in the form of for example anorexia nervosa or bigorexia (muscle dysmorphism). Nienke Vulink will reveal what happens when “just taking good care of ourselves” goes too far. Find out what factors play a role in this and how this phenomenon has developed. Learn about what methods exist to prevent or treat these disorders, and how professionals deal with this in practice.