Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=231166
Story Retrieval Date: 4/17/2015 11:13:46 AM CST
Almost 30 million - or roughly one in 10 Americans - suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. Although the numbers of those afflicted with eating disorders are staggering, misconceptions remain about symptoms, those who develop eating disorders and what the disorders look like.
On this edition of Medill Newsmakers, host Elle Calderone speaks with Lynn Grefe, President and CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association, an organization dedicated to help educate, advocate and raise awareness about eating disorders. Experts and therapists provide insights to help understand the signs, symptoms and types of eating disorders. Calderone also introduces us to Christa Eastburn, a woman who entered in-patient treatment and survived her eating disorder.