Anorexia Nervosa

by: Heather Friel

What Is It?

Anorexia is a disease that effects the body and the mind. You wont want to eat or even if you do eat your mind will punish you for "giving in" or "not being strong". In a mind of a person suffering with Anorexia the less you eat the stronger you are and the less you weigh the prettier you are.
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Symptoms/ Effects:

  • Extreme weight loss
  • Thin appearance
  • Abnormal blood counts
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Dry or yellowish skin
  • Dehydration
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure

Winter Girls

In Winter Girls Lia, The main character has Anorexia Nervosa and shes suffering through recovery. Though her parents think. But in reality she acts like shes loving the food and eating it but then someone turns there back and shes throwing it all up. Just to be "the perfect weight".