Lying in Weight: The Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women : It is commonly held that the sufferers of anorexia nervosa and bulimia are angst-ridden teenage girls who impose unrealistic beauty standards on their still-developing bodies. In Lying in Weight, Gura explodes the myths that adolescence is the only time of life that these disorders manifest and that women who achieve a normal weight after contending with eating disorders are 'cured.' Shockingly, tens of millions of American women - overlooked by the medical and mental health communities because they're older than 25 and understudied - suffer from food issues that can be linked to any number of disruptive changes and challenges throughout their lives. These triggers - marriage, the birth of a child, menopause, stress from child rearing, marital difficulties and depression - bring about emotional, psychological and medical problems that play out under the radar in women who live in the throes of food obsessions.
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