June 25th, 2006

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Root cause

Here is my question...

It seems to be generally assumed that anorexia is "about control"; that it's a response to trauma, depression, or something similar that leaves one feeling out of control. But, do you think that sometimes, it really is about being thin? Could someone with an otherwise healthy psyche develop anorexia just because they want to be skinny and are willing to do anything to achieve it?