Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa is very essential. It’s amazing if you ask me that just 30 years ago the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, was rarely spoken about and there have been very few places you could go in ways to have treatment for anorexia nervosa.
Just few years ago I was a high school graduate who’d moved away from home after graduating and was home for among my first visits. I had spoken to my best friend, whom I had not noticed in a couple of years, and I asked her to meet up at the most popular restaurant that evening. I was so happy to manage to see her and so anxious to inform her about my entire life in New York.
I walked to the restaurant and looked over to our favorite table. There had been someone sitting there and I was disappointed but I kept looking for my friend. I walked through the entire restaurant and still couldn’t find her. I went back toward the most popular table and as I got closer I could not believe my eyes; it had been my best friend sitting at our table. I didn’t recognize her because she was so thin that I didn’t know it had been her until I was close to the table.
It had been 2 years since we had graduated and I had not seen her in those two years but I was not prepared for what I saw. My friend was an attractive brown eyed woman; about 5’5″ tall and never appeared to be in either category, heavy or thin. She was always healthy looking and didn’t even remotely resemble the person standing before me.
She could not have weighed more than 90 pounds and on her 5’5″ frame she looked like her skin was just being stretched over her bones and that when I hugged her too tightly, she would break like glass.
My friend was suffering from anorexia nervosa and needed help. I needed to have her help right that very minute but unfortunately, she was not prepared to admit that she had a problem. I prayed she would arrive at her senses quickly, before any of the deadly side effects from that awful disorder had an opportunity to take her life. Treatment for anorexia nervosa came many years later and just in time, too.
She was one of many lucky ones who suffered with this specific disorder and is alive today and the mother of two beautiful children because she got help.