The Skeleton Obession

Anorexia Nervosa

Did You Know?

Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life threatening disease characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. Approximately 90-95% of anorexia sufferers are girls and women, and anorexia has one of the highest death rates of any mental health condition.

Anorexia is a serious disease with dire consequences. The best way to battle it is to catch it early on and get help.

If you have anorexia, you may . . .

  • Have a dangerously low body weight
  • Constantly deny that you're hungry
  • Obsessively count the number of calories you eat
  • Avoid mealtimes or situations involving food
  • Become more withdrawn from friends and normal activities

Actress Fights Anorexia and Wins!

Actress Susan Dey battled both anorexia and bulimia. She became so malnourished that her fingers turned orange from eating almost nothing but carrots. Susan fought for 20 years and came out on top.