Eating disorders in midlife on an upswing
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|Thu, 02-09-2012 - 3:49pm|
Most people think that eating disorders afflict only adolescents and young women. Not so—they plague older women, too, and may be shrouded in even greater shame and secrecy. Many women don’t seek help, especially if they fear being forced to gain weight or stigmatized as having a “teenager’s disease.”
The February 2012 Harvard Women’s Health Watch reports that clinicians are reporting an upswing in requests from older women for help with eating disorders.