Most of you probably heard about this young girl last year, Dana, the 8 year old struggling with an anorexia. I stumbled upon this documentary style video about her and I wanted to share it for comments and thought.
- Why do you think the age of anorexics is getting younger and younger? My answer — media, fashion, mothers on diets, and yes — genetics hidden in there somewhere.
- Can we say that eating disorders are MORE influenced by environment/media than genetic factors? (I say undoubtedly YES)
- If you have an ED, can you remember how old you were when those self hate feelings started? (For me, not until I started modeling at 15)
Part 1: Dana’s story and the start of inpatient treatment which she calls “The Torture Chamber”
Part 2: More about Rhodes Farm, Dana’s treatment center, and Dana’s resistance to weight loss through compulsive exercise.
Part 3: More about treatment center rituals and requirements, and Dana speaks about why she is anorexic.
Part 4: Tricks of the Trade
Part 5: Dana starts to eat, only so she can leave the center. Parents visit.
Part 6: Control, control, control.
Part 7: Dana reaches target weight and is allowed to go home. Recovered?