Aging Anorexics

From the Show: HER
Summary: What happens when anorexics grow up?
Air Date: 2/5/18
Duration: 27:56
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Lisa Fogarty, Writer
Lisa FogartyLisa Fogarty is a writer based in New York.

She has written numerous health, beauty, relationships, and culture stories for magazines like Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Redbook.

She is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
  • Guest Twitter Account: @lisacfogarty
Aging Anorexics
What happens after a young person recovers from an eating disorder?

Treatment, therapy and recovery don’t automatically turn you into an empowered adult who has everything together. You may still have anorexic thinking. There may be some unknown triggers for your anorexia. There is no age limit to anorexia.

Group therapy may not be the place for you as an adult. Your maternal instinct for the younger set could make it difficult for you to feel like you’re among peers.

Let’s be honest. Losing weight and being thin gets attention, even if it’s the result of an eating disorder. That can feel very powerful.

Listen as Lisa Fogarty joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share what happens when anorexics grow up. 


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