Inside Out: Stories of Bulimia

56mins | 2002 | DocumentaryTV14
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Bulimia is on the rise, yet it is often portrayed in the media almost as a joke?as a kind of "extreme" dieting practiced by models, socialites and others obsessed with their appearance. It's seen as a rich white girl's disorder, an illness "heroically" overcome by Jane Fonda and Princess Diana. In reality, this eating disorder can be as hard to overcome as any addiction?and it can be a killer. Many of the estimated five to ten million Americans with active eating disorders will die an untimely death from complications. It affects both men and women from all walks of life, and is frequently linked to other factors including depression and other mental illnesses, sexuality and gender concerns and family dynamics. This documentary takes us into the lives of individuals who are struggling to cope with bulimia and its consequences on their health and relationships.
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