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Anorexic twins from Australia

December 13th, 2005

Good Morning America recently profiled anorexic 34-year-old twins Clare and Rachel Wallmeyer from Melbourne, Australia. The two twins have had anorexia for twenty years, and weighed a combined total of 106 pounds. (Clare weighed 58 pounds, Rachel weighed 48 pounds.)

In addition to their health problems, the two exhibited significant behavior problems:

Earlier this year, Clare received a two-month jail term for stealing chewing gum, a soft drink and a blender. Rachel received a 21-month suspended jail sentence for driving offenses, theft and for pushing a man who she said insulted her off a railway platform. In 2003, Rachel was involved in a police chase through the city of Geelong when she ran a red light and lost control of her car. She was also charged with injecting heroin in public.

The Prehistory of Eating Disorders

December 11th, 2005

Growing awareness of pro-ana and pro-mia sites

December 9th, 2005

Despite media messages, anorexia and bulimia are not normal

December 8th, 2005

MTV, Reality Shows, and Eating Disorders

December 7th, 2005
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