This diagnosis received notable significance when it robbed the world of the beloved velvety voice of the incomparable Ms. Karen Carpenter. She was the lead singer of the musical group “The Carpenters”, who amassed an impressive string of hits in the 70s. Her voice was distinct and silky smooth. And although her family knew she suffered from this diagnosis and she sought treatment for the disorder, her death shocked the world. She shined light on the devastating effects of this cruel disorder and its’ insidious potential to devour. We will always be thankful to Ms. Carpenter for her music and always respect her for the brave fight she endured. Today we see multiple persons, male and female, suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and we trust that Ms. Carpenter’s sacrifice has played a key role in helping those persons achieve healing and complete recovery.
What is Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that is characterized by an obsession with being thin and is achieved through a variety of methods, most commonly, starvation. As a result of the starvation, malnutrition can occur and subsequent damage to all major organs in the body. The ramifications of this disorder can be fatal. The person suffering from this disorder is preoccupied with their weight and despite the apparent lack of weight; the person sees themselves as “fat” and is terrified of gaining weight. A typical response of the person with Anorexia Nervosa is to complain to others that they have a “fat stomach” and pull excess skin from their skeletal frame to demonstrate their affirmation.
There is help for Anorexia Nervosa
With the widespread notion that “you can never be too thin or too rich”, many persons (young people and adults) see the quest for thinness, money and fame as the answer to all of their woes. Unfortunately, a life dedicated to these things can lead to emptiness. At Adolescent Growth we offer proven methods to help persons age 12-17 and their families achieve healing from Anorexia Nervosa. The overall goal is to develop a normal relationship with food and to counter the negative distorted dialogue that accompanies this disorder.
We are here to help. With licensed professionals and well trained staff we invite you to begin your healing journey today. Why continue one more minute in this state when help is a phone call away. Call today! 888.948.9998 option 1. We know what you are going through and we can help. Total recovery is possible at Adolescent Growth.