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Jun 28, 2007

Eating Disorders

title Dying to be Thin
description Acclaimed documentary about anorexia and bulimia. Hour-long program separated into eight short clips for the web including one called "The Search for Answers" on precipitants and neurobiology of anorexia. Companion web site has teaching resources, transcript, links, help and resources, and more info.
producer PBS
featuring various experts and sufferers
format streaming QuickTime or Real Media
date 12/12/00
length approx 00:60:00, in segments



At 06:18, Blogger Trisha said...

My name is Trisha Gura and I am author of “Lying in Weight: the Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women” (Harper Collins, May 2007). While the media continues to focus on eating disorders in teenagers, that focus has created a myth: when the girls get older, their eating disorders evaporate. The truth is that nearly 2/3 of individuals with eating disorders do not fully recover. The illness, or some remnant of it, remains, triggered by stresses and huge life transitions, i.e. marriage, pregnancy, parenting, mid and late life. Given my background as a molecular biologist and 15-year journalist, I studied the neurobiology of not only anorexia but also bulimia and binge eating disorders. These diseases are caused by a mix of factors including genetics, environment, psychology, cultural forces, AND neurochemisty. That is why the relapse rates are so high, we have to address all these causes for healing.

Trisha Gura


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