Those in the US can also call the anorexia & eating disorders hotline 24/7 for advice, referrals, and crisis counseling: 1-847-831-3438
VIDEO SUMMARY: In this video I talk about my discovery of the pro-anorexia community on tumblr. I talk about my own experience watching loved ones spiral into anorexia and seek to illuminate the mindset behind eating disorders. There is more to anorexia than just the desire to lose weight; namely, feeling in control and desirable/valuable. I talk about what causes eating disorders and the gender disparity in anorexia. I close the video with the 3 most prominent social theories that seek to explain why anorexia affects primarily women.