On 16th June 2011, Mail online ran an article titled: “Our Deadly Anorexia Pact” featuring the incredible and heartbreaking story of twins Maria and Katy Campbell and their life-long struggle with Anorexia Nervosa. It all started by an innocent, harmless remark made by one of their parents when they were just 11 years old.
For those who aren’t familiar with Anorexia Nervosa (sometimes referred to simply as Anorexia), it is a psychological illness. A type of eating disorder characterized by an obsessive fear of gaining weight; intense exercise regime; a stubborn desire to lose weight by restricting food intake or outright refusal to eat. It is not uncommon for Anorexics, as sufferers are called, to hold a distorted and unrealistic view of their bodies, food, and eating.
If you or someone you know who is an Anorexic, refer to the article and see the pictures. Let them know that effective treatments are available. Seek treatment early.