Eating disorders exact toll on adults, too
Often times people think of eating disorders exclusively in terms of young adults and teenagers. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, studies have shown an increasing amount of woman in their mid to late thirties suffering from the disorder. The following is an article that discusses this trend:
“I’m checking out new items and buying things that aren’t on the list,” the 38-year-old mother and wife from New Jersey said with a laugh. Cindy has asked that her last name be withheld for reasons of privacy.
“I go to the grocery store, and I’m having a spiritual experience on Aisle 5.”
But grocery shopping has not always been such an exuberant experience for Cindy. She suffered for years from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder in which a person severely limits the amount of food he or she eats in fear of weight gain or a distorted body image. Anorexic people can be severely underweight.”