Anorexia is known to most of us as an eating disorder stemming from a deeply-rooted obsession with body-image, being thin, not gaining weight and anorexia suffers do not typically even want to eat, anymore or at all. They may constantly worry about how many calories they take in or how much fat is in their food. They may take diet pills, laxatives or water pills in order to lose weight. They may exercise too much.
Anorexics usually think they’re fat, even though they’re very thin. People with anorexia may get so thin that they look like they’re sick. This physical manifestation of harmful intent to self, threatening all-round health and wellness and total well-being is disturbing and also prevalent in the teen population. Individuals suffering from anorexia, go to extreme lengths to keep themselves from gaining weight
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders quotes some disturbing facts regarding eating disorders:
♣ 8,000,000 or more people in the United States have an eating disorder, 90% are women.
♣ Victims may be rich or poor.
♣ Eating disorders usually start in the teens but may begin as early as age 8.
Speculation and scientific research all try to understand and explain the causes of eating disorders – it is unknown what exactly triggers or causes something like anorexia for example, but possible explanations that are offered include:
♣ feeling stressed out or upset about something in your life, or
♣ feeling like you need to be “in control.”
♣ Society also puts a lot of pressure on people to be thin.
Here is a Teen Anorexia Video sent to me through youtube.
This is how a anorexic girl sees herself.”You can never bee too thin…I’m too fat”.
I Had to re-post this video…For the ones Under the age of 18.It shows how a anorexic girl sees herself!