Just a few moments ago, I was in the middle of reading a book I bought on sale the other day when Mama blurted out “Ikaw ga are?” while pointing to the TV. Startled as you could expect, I glanced at the TV to see what she’s talking about. It was tuned to NBN and the woman on the screen was discussing, of all things, anorexia nervosa. Yes, that anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder. Still don’t know what I’m talking about? Let Wikipedia enlighten you:
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, and an obsessive fear of gaining weight due to a distorted self image which may be maintained by various cognitive biases that alter how the affected individual evaluates and thinks about their body, food and eating. AN is a serious mental illness with a high incidence of comorbidity and also the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder.