Anorexia and other eating disorders exert a frightening degree of control over millions of teenagers, especially young women. This program represents a powerful weapon in the battle against eating disorders, pinpointing their origins in body image and self-esteem issues, illustrating their grim consequences in crystal-clear terms, and offering students, parents, teachers, and counselors a rich source of information and support.
Hosted by The Sopranos’ Jamie-Lynn Sigler, herself a survivor of teenage anorexia, the DVD explains how to recognize eating disorders, how friends and loved ones should communicate their fears and concerns, and how those who suffer from these often fatal illnesses can find professional help.
Special emphasis is placed on identifying anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating as actual diseases, not as misguided lifestyle choices – a realization necessary for effective treatment.
Viewing time: 29 minutes. Closed-captioned. 2006. Purchase options: DVD, 3-year Streaming, or DVD and 3-year Streaming; please see the Product Options box above when ordering.
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