I am brooding about this topic for a long time. Imagine this: There is a girl who develops an ED like Anorexia. And there is a model whose manager tells her she should lose weight, because she isn't thin enough (for the catwalk). Both girls are starving: one girl, because she is mentally ill, the other girl, because she is supposed to do so.
Do the different circumstances have any influence on the development of these girls?
(I know that several models died of anorexia and I am going to read Crystal Renn's "Hungry".)