Wintergirls

Wintergirls is a fiction novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. It tells the story of a girl, Lia Overbrook, who suffers from anorexia and self harm. She struggles to fight her mind while balancing everything else in her life. Cassie, Lia receives news that she has died from bulimia. Lia’s fight for her life becomes even more difficult. Melvin Burgess of The Guardian says, “The true nature of anorexia is made painfully clear.” Lia starves herself because she is so much ahead But to let the bread – and the dirt – out. this fractured and utterly convincing interior monologue is intercut with the rather bored face she presents to the world around her.And yet, throughout, there is the feeling that if somehow you could only reach this girl, you could save her life . It’s an exhausting novel to read: brilliant, intoxicating, full of drama, love and like all the best books of this kind, hope. It would be rare to find a novelty in adult fiction, which would have been very difficult to imagine. It’s a book that will be around for many years. It may not be an original piece, as these tricks have been pulled before in teen fiction. Yet it pulls them off with more skill and effect than anything I have ever read. ” The Washington Post called the book “both painful to read and riveting”. The New York Times said “We recognize Lia, but it’s sometimes hard to relate to her.” Read More…

Skinny (novel)

Skinny is the debut novel by Hungarian-Canadian author Ibi Kaslik, first published by HarperCollins in May 2004.

Holly’s older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late step-father, who has always been a favorite of the younger daughter, Holly, a star star, struggles to keep her life alive while coping with the mental and physical deterioration of her beloved sister. Together, they can feel themselves slipping and are holding on for dear life. Read More…

Pro-ana

Pro-ana refers to the promotion of anorexia nervosa. It is often referred to simply as ana. The lesser-used term refers to the subject of bulimia nervosa and is sometimes used interchangeably with pro-ana. Pro-ana organisms differ widely in their stances. Most claim that they exist as a non-judgmental environment for anorexics; a place to turn to, to discuss their illness, and to support those who choose to enter recovery. Others deny anorexia nervosa is a mental illness and claim it is a “lifestyle choice” that should be respected by doctors and family. The scientific community recognizes anorexia nervosa as a serious illness. Some research suggests anorexia nervosa has the highest rate of mortality of any psychological disorder. Read More…

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) is the oldest organization in the United States. Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa, also provides resources for families, schools and the eating disorder community. Headquartered in Naperville, IL, ANAD is a non-profit organization working in the areas of support, awareness, advocacy, referral, education, and prevention. ANAD runs a 9-5 helpline and help email. Activities have been included successfully campaigning against pro-anorexia websites. ANAD distributes its quarterly newsletter, Working Together, to members, volunteers, clinicians, and provides an electronic copy on its website, www.anad.org, at no cost to the public. ANAD ‘ Partners include Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, Linden Oaks Hospital, McCallum Place, Rader Programs, Rogers Memorial Hospital, and Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. ANAD is a philanthropy of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. Read More…

Life-Size (novel)

Life-Size is the first novel by South African author Jenefer Shute, published in 1992 and is a Literary Guild selection. It is a first person account of Josie, a twenty-five-year-old graduate in Economics, suffering from anorexia who is hospitalized in an attempt to stop her from starving herself to death. Read More…

Sandra Lahire

Sandra Lahire (1950-2001) was a central figure in the experimental feminist filmmaking that emerged in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s. Lahire studied Philosophy at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (BA), Fine Art Film at St. Martin’s School of Art, London, (1984) and Film & Environmental Media at the Royal College of Art, London (MA 1986). It was at St Martin’s that she entered the world of independent film, working with artists including Malcolm Le Grice, Lis Rhodes, Tina Keane, and Isaac Julien film-maker. Her poetic short films were made in the context of the London Film-Makers’ Cooperative which “developed a new form of mixed-genre film-making [….] Which marked a new stage in experimental film in Britain”, according to Jacqueline Rose . Read More…

History of anorexia nervosa

The history of anorexia nervosa begins with descriptions of religious fasting dating from the Hellenistic era and continuing into the medieval period. A number of well-known historical figures, including Catherine of Siena and Mary, Queen of Scots are believed to have suffered from the condition. The Earliest Medical Descriptions of anorexic illnesses to the English physician Richard Morton, in 1689. However, it was not until the late 19th century that anorexia nervosa was accepted as a recognized condition. In 1873, Sir William Gull, one of Queen Victoria’s personal physicians, published a seminal paper which established anorexia nervosa and provided a detailed list of descriptions and treatments. Read More…

Eating disorders in Chinese women

Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are prevalent in Western countries, such as the United States, but recent studies have shown that they are also in the Asian countries such as China. There are several reasons for this, such as, Chinese culture and westernization. Researchers are looking into these causes, so they can know how to treat and prevent them.

Eating disorders, once thought to be more prevalent in Western cultures than in the United States, are now seen in Chinese women. This is surprisingly, in the past, it was highly unlikely. Their body shapes, including their rounds of mild plumpness, showed their beauty and healthy living. Thus, an ounce of thought in China, body dissatisfaction and eating disorders are almost as common in Western countries. Read More…

Anorexia nervosa (differential diagnoses)

The differential diagnoses of anorexia nervosa (AN) includes various types of medical and psychological conditions, which may be misdiagnosed as AN. In some cases, these conditions may be comorbid with AN because the misdiagnosis of AN is not uncommon. For example, a case of achalasia was misdiagnosed as AN and the patient spent two months confined to a psychiatric hospital. A reason for the differential diagnoses that surrounds AN arises mainly because it is primarily defective and adaptive for the individual concerned. Anorexia Nervosa is a dietary supplement. People suffering from Aneroxia Nervosa have a low self-image and overweight themselves. Common behaviors and signs of someone suffering from AN: Read More…

The American Dad After School Special

“The American Dad After School Special” is the second episode of the third season and the twenty-fifth overall episode of the animated comedy series American Dad! It aired on Fox in the United States on September 17, 2006, and is written by Dan Vebber and directed by Pam Cooke. In the episode, Steve falls for an overweight girl, and the appearance-obsessed Stan is so appalled by the way she looks that he develops anorexia. Roger, however, falls for her, too, and attempts to sabotage her relationship with Steve. Read More…

Anorexia nervos

Anorexia nervosa, which is often referred to as anorexia, is an eating disorder characterized by low weight, weight gain, and reduced weight. Many people with anorexia see themselves as overweight even though they are in fact underweight. If asked they usually have a problem with low weight. They often weigh themselves frequently, eat only small amounts, and only eat certain foods. Some will exercise excessively, force themselves to vomit, or use laxatives to produce weight loss. Complications may include osteoporosis, infertility and heart damage, among others. Women will often stop having menstrual periods. Read More…

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