MoreThan A Diet - Anorexia

By: Vanessa Nieves

Anorexia Statistics

50% of teenage girls and 30% of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors. It also holds the highest fatality rate for any mental illness. Only one third of the people in the USA who suffer from anorexia will get treatment.

Symptoms of Anorexia

- Can be underweight.

- Loss or thinning of hair.

- Insomnia.

- Lack of emotion, flat mood.

- Social withdrawl (avoiding family, friends, and social events)

- Irritable with people.

- Obsessed with calories and the fat content of food.

- Eating alone and hiding food / cutting food into tiny pieces.

- Feeling cold often.

The Renfrew Center - Eating Disorder Facility

The Renfrew Center treats eating disorders and encourages people who suffer sicknesses like anorexia and bulimia to contact them for a road to recovery.

Anorexia can Effect Anyone

Even celebrities can be influenced by eating disorders. Mary-Kate Olsen, star of "Full House", struggled with anorexia before obtaining treatment from a rehab facility.