When Does Skinny Become Dangerous?

Anorexia Statistics

  • Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents
  • 40 – 60% of high school girls diet
  • 50% of girls between the ages of 13 and 15 believe they are overweight
  • 80% of 13 year old girls have dieted
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Symptoms of Anorexia

Physical - Thin appearance with bones that protrude, insomnia

Emotional - Very irritable

Social - Social withdrawal

Behavioral - Dieting, fasting, or refusal to eat

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Celebrity with Anorexia

Lady Gaga

  • A famous musical artist who is known for her crazy costumes
  • When she first started her career as a music artist, she got depression from the harsh new judgement and had struggles with her weight and people’s comments on her body
  • This developed into anorexia, which she struggled with for 10 years before finally recovering
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Anorexia Help

Provider Name - The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Helpline Number - The ANAD Eating Disorders Helpline 630-577-1330

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