“My Bulimic Daughter Thinks Calories are Contagious”

Dec 08, 2014 on Syndicated at 4:00 PM

Summary

Wanda says her 15-year-old daughter, Bella, is battling an eating disorder, and she fears for the teen’s life. She says Bella is obsessed with being skinny and will starve herself and then binge and purge. She also says her daughter associates germs ... (more)with calories — causing her to wash her hands obsessively, change her clothes several times a day and hold her breath so she doesn’t “catch calories.” Bella admits she is so obsessed with food, she can’t concentrate in school, hoards food in her bedroom and binges and purges 30 to 40 times a day. Why does she say she blames her mother for her disorder? And, will she grab on to the lifeline Dr. Phil offers? This program contains adult subject matter. Viewer discretion advised.

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