anorexia anorexia  /ˌæ nə ˈrɛk si ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite

Usage(s):

  1. A wave of pro-anorexia web sites has flooded the Internet, providing dangerous support and how-to tips to a new generation of anorexics.
  2. Hundreds of pro-anorexia websites share tips and tricks with young readers.
  3. It's anorexia as empathy as if she didn't want to embarrass the starving children she met by looking too well-fed.

News

  1. Anorexia, Bulimia Linked to Disturbance in Brain Region

    Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are among the deadliest of psychiatric disorders, with few proven effective treatments. The insidious disorders are characterized by extreme eating behavior and distorted body image and often occur during adolescence and young adulthood. A new study from the University of California – San Diego suggests that the altered function of [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  2. Anorexics ‘Squeeze’ to Fit Through Wide Doors

    The Atlantic points us to a clever study from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, which highlights just how deeply eating disorders can mess with your mind. Researchers looked at 39 people, 19 diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, 20 without, walking through doorways of various widths. People without anorexia began to rotate ... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Eddie Murphy’s Daughter Spills Horrible Secrets Of The Modeling Industry [Video]

    Bria Murphy, the 23-year-old daughter of actor Eddie Murphy, revealed some behind-the-scenes secrets of the modeling industry on Good Morning America. And the truth isn’t very pretty. “Lots of girls get addicted to drugs and anorexia, it’s — there’s a whole list of things, because it’s a lot of pressure to be perfect,” Murphy said. She [...] Eddie Murphy’s Daughter Spills Horrible Secrets Of The ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

Quotes

  1. "I've got a lot of experience with anorexia - my grandmother and great-grandmother suffered from it, and I had a lot of friends at school who suffered from it," Knightley said. "I know it's not something to be taken lightly and I don't."
    on Jul 4, 2006 By: Keira Knightley Source: USA Today

  2. "I never suffered from this problem (anorexia) because I had a very strong family base. Parents are responsible, not the fashion industry," Bundchen said in the O Globo newspaper.
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Gisele Bundchen Source: Ninemsn

  3. "My mum travelled a lot so I think I missed out a lot when I was younger," Lattanzi said. "I've spent a lot of time alone in big houses. I suffered from anorexia and that has been the darkest time in my life and I used music to express it and...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Chloe Rose Lattanzi Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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