Is the media to blame for the increase of Anorexia Nervosa within adolescents?Watch
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For me, though, it wasn't the media that triggered an eating disorder. I didn't have anorexia nervosa but purging disorder, and I think it was a way of punishing myself for all my perceived flaws, feeling unloved etc. The people I know who did/do suffer from anorexia nervosa have similar feelings. The thing is, when you suffer from it, you know that it isn't rational, but it soon takes over and all rationality goes out of the window. It becomes a compulsion. I was lucky that one day I truly realised what I was doing and it was a wake-up call. I wasn't magically cured, but it was the first step towards recovery. I haven't had a slip-up in quite a few months now, so yay.