I was now 98 pounds, and spiraling downward rapidly. Normal body functions stopped. Blood pressure plummeted, bones protruding, clothes were anchored on with huge safety pins so they wouldn't fall off.
Of all eating disorders, Anorexia Nervosa is the most rare, affecting approximately 3 percent of all individuals struggling with eating disorders. The illness often has devastating effects on patients and their families.
Unlike traditional approaches to treating eating disorders, the Maudsley method "says we don't think the parents are to blame for the problem," Dr. Le Grange said. "We think they're part of the solution."