Are You Almost Anorexic?
Summary: One in 10 teenage girls and 1 in 20 adults display symptoms of an eating disorder, but never get help. Why? And might someone you love be at risk?Is your relationship with food a problem? According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, it’s estimated that eating disorders affect over 11 million people in the U.S. Studies have shown that at least 1 in 20 individuals (1 in 10 teenage girls) have displayed key symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, but never address the disorder because they don't fully meet the diagnostic criteria. If this is the case for you, you may be "almost anorexic." Assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, Jennifer Thomas, PhD, is joined by co-author and survivor Jenni Schaefer to share their book, Almost Anorexic. The book examines Jennifer's clinical experience with case studies and the latest research, combined with Jenni's personal recovery story. They also discuss scientifically based strategies to help change unhealthy eating patterns.