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Keywords

Eating disorders, Anorexia nervosa, Female athlete triad

 

Authors

  1. Hughes, Colleen S.
  2. Hughes, Suzanne

Abstract

Anorexia nervosa has one of the highest mortality rates of any mental illness. This devastating illness and related eating disorders may have long-term effects on bone health. Young women who are high-achieving students and competitive athletes are at increased risk for these disorders, which may go unrecognized in the early stages. My daughter and I share our respective reflections of her insidious descent into the dark world of anorexia nervosa and her journey back to us.