Severely anorexic student weighing just 5 stone told she’s ‘not thin enough’ to get treatment
A severely anorexic student was told she ‘was not thin enough’ to get treatment despite weighing just 5 stone 10 pounds.
Recovered anorexic demonstrates how ‘manipulative’ photo-editing apps can be Lorna Beattie, a former St Andrew’s University student, was 18 years old when she realised that she was visibly wasting away on just 200 calories a day.
But when she went to the doctor for help, she was told she was not thin enough for treatment.
So she quit university and spent the next few months dropping even more weight, which eventually led to her being hospitalised in a general psychiatric... read more
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