This documentary explains what anorexia and how to support young people through treatment. It is important that first and foremost, parents need to understand that anorexia is a brain disorder. The chemistry function and structure of the brain is affected and altered. The brain is not functioning correctly. The food restriction, and if present the compulsive exercise, exacerbates and reinforces the brain malfunctioning.
Anorexia is a complex and dangerous disorder and has the highest mortality rate among young women of any mental illness. It also seems to put rigidity into your child's life which makes relationships difficult and attacks your child sense of identity.