Friday, June 3, 2005

The Lure of Ana

Cult-Like Lure of Ana [AP]

What is the Ana Creed? "A litany of beliefs about control and starvation." Ana is short for anorexia nervosa, the relentless pursuit of thinness

Gosh, this is terrible...

Dr. Mae Sokol often treats young patients in her Omaha, Neb., practice who personify their eating disorder beyond just Ana. To them, bulimia is "Mia." And an eating disorder often becomes "Ed."

What's the solution?