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Eating Disorder: Anorexia vs. Bulimia vs. Binge-Eating

A very serious and to-the-point article that explains the difference between these three disorders, re-posted from The Zeit.

The Zeit

The Friend I Couldn’t Save

Depressed little girl with eating disorder Eating disorders are among the top 4 leading causes of years of life lost through death or disability. Image by David Castillo

Asmariya had the sweetest smile which I can only compare to an upside down rainbow. Looking back when we way both growing up in Dubai I am tempted to say she was one of my closest friends. When we were about twelve something happened to her and up to this day I am not sure I can describe it.

Asmariya had lost so much weight and she had lost her smile; her beautiful upside down rainbow was now a black cloud of tears. She hardly talked and she kept calling herself ugly. Her parents went from being pissed off at her to crying. I had never seen a proud Arab man cry before.

Some said she was possessed or had encountered the “evil…

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