My Anorexic 9-Year-Old
by fadel sultan on September 12, 2014 - 10:52pm
Summary: The article talks about a 9 year-old girl that suffered from anorexia. The girl was born less than six pounds at birth than an average person. When she was four her mother discovered that she was anorexic from putting sunblock on her back. Just from touching her back, she felt her pointy bones. After that day her mother started paying attention to this problem and realized everything because her daughter started asking questions like “Are my legs fat?” and “Do you think I’m fat?”. The mother was in awe. After the shock, the mother took her daughter to a doctor. The doctor referred them to a children’s hospital. They set her on a diet to gain the 7 pounds she had to gain to be like the average person’s weight of her age. The daughter was finally treated and got better.
Critique: Anorexia is a very serious problem and especially to teenagers, Teenagers go through a serious phase where they are under pressure from a lot of things. Anorexia comes from psychological or social factors or it runs in the family. The girl was a victim of a psychological disorder where she had no hand in what was happening. Because of her young age, she wasn’t wary neither did the parents. There was like a signal during her birth where she was underweight. They should’ve fed her more. They had to pay attention to her weight and eating habits. At the end of the day the parents don’t know what is occurring in her daughter’s brain and the daughter is also not wary due to her extremely young age.