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Psychology, Fifth Edition by Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER20

Out of Control

In This Chapter

  • Normal behavior goes haywire
  • Food fights: dealing with eating disorders
  • The trouble with booze
  • Dangerous impulse-control disorders

In August 2006, Luisal Ramos, a 22-year-old Uruguayan model, suffered an anorexia-related heart attack after living on lettuce leaves and diet Coke for three months. Six months later, her 18-year-old sister, also a model, collapsed and died from malnutrition.

Why do young, talented, beautiful women starve themselves? And why would a fashion industry require a model to share the waist size of an average eight-year-old?

Years later, the news of a death from anorexia saddens ...

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