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Dying to be Thin
Union Street Benson, AZ Getting Started Here are some forms to get started. These can be printed and brought with you so that you can pre-fill out some known info ahead of time. Eating disorders have reached epidemic levels in America. Sacker, M. Zimmer, Ph.
Ira M. Sacker, MD and Marc A. Zimmer, PhD explain the causes, symptoms, and medical effects of anorexia and bulimia. Experts in the field of eating disorders committed to helping their patients return to healthy lives. This authoritative and compassionate guide gives families, friends, and individuals the insights into treatment and recovery. This pioneering book in the field of eating disorders includes; first-person case histories, complete resource for parents, teachers, and friends of how to help recognize symptoms, and the treatment process of how to overcome an eating disorder.
Nikki's life story as first told in her book Dying to be Thin, now fascinatingly retold in Fragile. This compelling book tells the story of an incredible journey and has been revised to include what she has been up to since. Nothing is diminished by the retelling of Nikki's story as she adds with unique insight how her life has progressed. Buy Nikki's book from Amazon, available in paperback and kindle. Buy in paperback Buy Kindle edition. Nikki Grahame has been one of the most interesting figures of reality TV in the last decade since appearing on Big Brother 7 in
The prevalence of eating disorders began to occur rapidly in the late s and they currently rank among the 10 leading causes of disability among young women and adolescents. It has been reported that as many as 80 per cent of women display symptoms at some point during their lifetime, with the UK reporting a 67 per cent increase in the number of men treated for an eating disorder in the last five years. Individuals with an eating disorder have the highest levels of inpatient hospitalisation, suicide attempts and mortality of the most common psychiatric syndromes, as well as an increased risk of the onset of obesity, depression, and substance abuse. In Ireland, the Department of Health estimates that up to , people may be affected by eating disorders, with new cases emerging each year, representing 80 deaths annually. The demographic is also getting younger, with children as young as five presenting with eating disorder symptoms. Thinness has come to symbolise certain concepts within western culture, such as self-discipline, control, sexual liberation, assertiveness and competitiveness, as well as affiliation with higher socioeconomic classes. One study reported that after only three minutes of viewing a fashion magazine, 70 per cent of the women who took part felt depressed, guilty and shameful.