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My Friend the Eating Disorder (03:05)


in the U.S. 80% of 10-year-old girls do not like their bodies. Hear patients discuss friends, perfectionism, and secrets. Documentary filmmaker Larkin McPhee recalls a young girl, Anna, who died from anorexia nervosa. Eating disorders are serious medical conditions that can be deadly.

Who is at Risk? (03:57)

Arielle, Deesha, and Frank discuss characteristics of eating disorders and societal acceptance. Experts discuss the traits and sociocultural messages related to eating disorders. The peak onset for anorexia nervosa is 16. The peak onset for bulimia nervosa is 18. We see a list of risk factors for eating disorders.

What Triggers an Eating Disorder? (03:45)

The most common trigger for eating disorders is the attempt to lose weight. Dr. Stephen Crow discusses the triggers for the need to lose weight. Frank, Deesha, and Arielle remember finding themselves on the path to eating disorders. Dieting, life transitions, trauma and low self-esteem are triggers for eating disorders.

Why Eating Disorders are Dangerous (04:56)

Eating disorders affect all body systems. Most people with bulimia nervosa are a normal weight. Dr. Jillian Lambert discusses the psychological conditions associated with bulimia. See a list of eating disorder dangers.

Treatment (06:05)

Arielle and Frank discuss realizing they have eating disorders. Dr. Jillian Lampert discusses treating the physical and psychological effects of an eating disorder and family based treatment. Deesha recalls realizing that fun can be in her life. See a list of treatment components.

Road to Recovery (04:40)

Arielle "bargained" with her eating disorder. Oftentimes, recovery feels unobtainable to those suffering from an eating disorder. Deesha discusses the positive control in her life. Frank states that getting help can give you a life beyond the restrictions of an eating disorder. See a list of recovery concepts and websites.

Credits: Recovering: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa (00:35)

Credits: Recovering: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

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Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are serious medical conditions that can be deadly if left untreated, and they afflict people of all ages and races, especially young women. This video follows Peabody- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Larkin McPhee (Dying to Be Thin) as she uncovers facts about eating disorders and the many challenges of coping with them. Viewers meet health and psychology experts as well as patients in recovery who offer honest appraisals of their struggles to overcome debilitating eating disorders. Topics and themes include: Who is at risk? What causes and perpetuates an eating disorder? Why are eating disorders dangerous? How are they treated? A viewable/printable worksheet is available online. (30 minutes)

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL50184

Copyright date: ©2012

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