dragonchild: KatjaMouse: I heard one interview on Mental Illness Happy Hour from a woman who said it was like a natural high when she starved herself. Because she was in control and because her body would try to compensate with hormones to lessen the pain and it would send her into a euphoric state at times. Her first week of hunger was apparently the best.Was this assertion backed up by scientific research?
dragonchild: "Oh god, you're so skinny you're dying; you must eat something!" are twisted into compliments in their minds.
serialsuicidebomber: isn't the issue really a mental problem with how the brain sees the body? If so, then it is stupid to blame the media for someone's mental health.
miss diminutive: Many of the girls who were approached last year were in their teens. Some patients have a body mass index as low as 14.Ok, that's just despicable. The last thing girls need when they are struggling with their body image issues is to be given reinforcement that can truly fark them up at such an impressionable age. I'm already on the thin side of he spectrum and my BMI is just over 16.5. Someone at 14 must be literally skin and bones.
miss diminutive: nekom: Assuming an average height, would have to be well under 90lbs. Probably still thinks she's fat too, it's a mental illness, it truly is.For certain. I've taken a look at some of those 'thinspo' tumblr pages that are out there and they're pretty disturbing. On one hand, the internet is great for getting information out to those who need it, but it can also act as a means of support and encouragement for people who literally starve themselves. Some of those people really need professional help.
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