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I’d been spending time among people afflicted with a most mysterious and sometimes fatal metal disorder. Anorexia – a pathological fear of eating and gaining weight. Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia, BBC 2017
‘The highest mortality of any psychiatric disorder.’ ibid. consultant
People with anorexia tend to experience their first symptoms in their late teens and early 20s. ibid.
Making it all the more strange is the way patients valued and held on to symptoms that could end up killing them while recovery was always viewed with ambivalence and fear. ibid.
This would be Jess’s eighth stay as an impatient. ibid.
Recovery … can make patients feel worse … The average recovery time from anorexia is seven years. ibid.
Eating disorders, whether it be anorexia or bulimia, show how an individual can turn nourishment of the body into a painful attack on themselves and they have at the core a far deeper problem that mere vanity. Diana
There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore. Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls
Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you’re sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It’s about control. Tracey Gold
Now I’m being blamed not only for anorexia but for lung cancer. Kate Moss