Mid-Life Anorexia

When you hear about Anorexia, you likely think about teenage girls. But a new group of sufferers is gaining some attention as well, older women

Some therapists say there's a much higher trend of mid-life anorexia right now being reported.

They say there are reasons women develop eating disorders in mid-life.

Some say transitions, big transitions, like moving, having somebody leave town, having your children leave, divorce, etc. If you are feeling out of control, what better thing to do in your life than go on a strict diet because you feel some control.

Counseling helps some and experts say eating disorders are actually easier to treat in mid-life than in adolescence.

Eating disorder specialists say older women are less likely to seek help than their teenage counterparts.

That's because they don't have an authority figure to force them into treatment.


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