Teenage Girls Aren’t The Only Ones Who Struggle With Anorexia
Eating disorders are often thought of as adolescent or teenage problems, but that is far from the case. Countless adults struggle with eating disorders every day, but the social beliefs about who experiences these disorders often prevent them from being able to find treatment or care.
Not only are the taboos related to eating disorders amplified on those who experience them in middle-age or later, but many are even ignored by their doctors and physicians when they seek help.
Carrie Arnold recently wrote a great piece exploring this issue for The Daily Beast. It shows how the belief that only teenage girls get anorexia or bulimia is not only dangerous – it can be deadly.