Posts made in May, 2013

Eating Disorders amongst Adolescent Girls

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Addiction, Adolescent Girls, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Mental Illness |

“I was in the hospital with feeding tubes in me. I had just had a heart attack. My only thought was ‘If I die, at least I’ll die skinny.’ I was twelve.” Those are the words from a friend of mine who has been dealing with an eating disorder since she was a very young girl. I ask her if she remembers how it started. “I was 11 in the summer visiting my grandmother and there really wasn’t a specific event or anything.  I just looked in magazines and was into fashion, celebrities,...

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