Tuesday, March 10, 2009

eating disorder ad

Anorexia affects mainly women (95%) and there is no single known cause for this serious condition. People who are anorexic have a distorted body image with obsessive fear of gaining weight. There are some genetic tendencies toward eating disorders (as noted in twin studies) as well as behavioral, emotional and cultural causes. It is a serious medical condition that requires treatment and sometimes hospitalization.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is really sad and a very effective ad.

Brit said...

I think it's sad that in the mirror the girl looks like a good healthy and beautiful weight. And yet that's still being looked at as fat, not that she's viewing herself as incredibly obese.

tracy said...

O-kay, i know i shouldn't say this, but....super envious...of the real girl....

Toni Brayer MD said...

tracy: I presume you mean the woman in the mirror and not the "real girl".

tracy said...

No, not the girl in the mirror...the "real girl".style

tracy said...

PS i do not know where "style" came from, but how ironic...

maron white said...

waw Very Helpful