SPOTLIGHT: Older anorexics seeking treatment


Historically, most researchers have thought of anorexia nervosa as a youth-oriented disease, hitting largely young women in their teens and early 20s. Of late, however, professionals who see eating disorder patients are treating women in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Most have had eating problems for many years. Experts believe growing societal awareness of the problem may be encouraging more women to step forward and ask for help. Article