Anorexia by Peggy Parks

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44 What Causes Anorexia? “ It’s not just about women not wanting to eat and wanting to look like a movie star; these are very serious disorders. . It was a struggle with relationships, with feelings, with trauma. ” —Gayle Brooks, quoted in Elizabeth Jensen, “Watching the Battle of Woman vs. Body,” The New York Times, November 5, 2006. com. Brooks is vice president and clinical director for Renfrew Center, an eating disorders clinic in Coconut Creek, Florida. “ What makes me sad is that people don’t understand.

Com. Brooks is vice president and clinical director for Renfrew Center, an eating disorders clinic in Coconut Creek, Florida. “ What makes me sad is that people don’t understand. An eating disorder is thought of as something you do for vanity. But it’s a mental illness. ” —Brittany Snow, quoted in Lisa Ingrassia, “My Nine-Year Struggle with Anorexia,” by Brittany Snow, People Weekly, October 15, 2007, p. 89. Snow, an actress who starred in the movie Hairspray, recovered from anorexia after therapy and hospitalization.

My ribs were showing . . my eyes were sunken in. I had no spirit. I’d lost my soul. ” —Hannah Sedden, quoted in Peter Overton, “Deadly Seduction,” 60 Minutes, September 18, 2005. au. Sedden is a young woman who recovered from anorexia through treatment. 63 Anorexia “ In anorexia nervosa the brain shrinks, a process that may be irreversible. ” —Jaet Treasure, RCP: HEalth Implications for Size Zero Culture: Catwalk Models at High Risk of Eating Disorders Have Bad Influence on Public,” Royal College of Psychiatry, April 1, 2008.

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