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301/302 In this daring film, we meet two women who share common, yet completely dissimilar obsessions about food and men. Divorced 301 is a gourmet chef who can - and does - cook anything she pleases. Her bookish and reclusive neighbor 302, on the other hand, becomes ill at the mere sight of food. In a series of provocative, and sometimes shocking flashbacks, the relationship between the two women develops and the startling secret of what happened to 302 is revealed in this Best Picture Winner.   98 Minutes.  
48 Hours:

 Alicia Mitchell "Fight For Life"

One young Floridian's struggles and recovery from anorexia. Aired February 26, 1998.   60 Minutes.  
48 Hours:

Alicia Mitchell "Picture Perfect"

Follow-up program of one young Floridian's struggles and recovery from anorexia. Aired May 27, 1999.   60 Minutes.  
A Season In Hell Shot over a period of four years, A Season In Hell is the in-depth story of one young woman's long struggle with eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia. Beginning with Regina's decision at fourteen to diet after a boy's rejection of her because she was overweight, this moving video follows Regina's continuous struggle through high school, college, hospitalization, and an engagement.   60 Minutes.  
A Secret Between Friends:

 Moment of Truth

When a recently divorced mother moves with her two daughters from Chicago to Seattle, her sensitive teenage daughter befriends a popular but secretly bulimic girl at her new high school. The two make a weight-loss pact that leads to severe anorexia.   90 Minutes.  
Anorexia & Bulimia at Time of Diagnosis

(Time Life)

With C. Everett Koop, and hosted by Linda Ellerbee. Covers: 1-Understanding the Diagnosis; 2-What Happens Next?; 3-Treatment and Management; and 4-Issues and Answers.      60 Minutes.  
Anorexia and Bulimia:

The Truth

You would be surprised at the number of people who suffer from eating disorders. Thousands of people are either starving themselves or resorting to destructive behaviors in order to attain physical perfection. Many people are trapped in this addictive behavior and don't even realize it. It's time to learn the truth about eating disorders. Discover the roots of anorexia and bulimia, and understand the damage they cause. Find out how to help an anorexic or a bulimic, and learn where to go for help if you are suffering from an eating disorder.   15 Minutes.  

Thin Obsession

Examines the cause, symptoms, and treatment for the eating disorder of anorexia.   15 Minutes.  
Anxiety Related Disorders: 

The Worried Well

(6 Programs)-

Each of the programs in this series addresses a different condition.  During powerful and moving interviews, two sufferers of each condition share informative if sometimes distressing stories of how the disorders have wreaked havoc on their lives, and how they've learned to cope.  Several victims have achieved a semblance of normality in their lives in spite of their dysfunction.  Leading experts in each field provide brief explanations of the condition.  The programs in the series are:  Panic Attacks (15 minutes);  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (15 minutes);  Eating Disorders (15 minutes);  Self-Harm (15 minutes);  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (15 minutes);  and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (15 minutes).  
Back From Madness:

The Struggle For Sanity-

This program provides a view of the world of insanity that few ever see.  It follows four psychiatric patients for one to two years, from the time they arrive at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital, and contextualizing their present-day treatments with rare archival footage demonstrating how their conditions were treated in the past.  On one level, the program examines what psychiatric treatment is like today at one of the world's most famous hospitals.  Beyond this, the program is about the patients themselves, and the inner strength that is required of them as they search for some relief from the severe mental illnesses they are coping with - schizophrenia, manic-depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and suicidal depression.  CAUTION:  Graphic images contained in this program may be objectionable to certain viewers.  An HBO production.    53 Minutes.  
Best Little Girl In The World The story of Casey Powell (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh) - a teenager who suffers from anorexia nervosa, a condition in which a person slowly starves themselves to death. Casey is an ideal young woman who finds herself trying harder toy gain attention of those around her. She becomes consumed with her weight-loss rituals and the shape of her emaciated form. Her compulsion to continue to lose weight ultimately jeopardizes her life. Based on the book by Steven Levenkron of the same title.   90 Minutes.  
Best Little Girl In The World VERY RARE ALTERNATE COVER! (See same description as above.)  
Beyond Covert Bailey's

"Fit Or Fat"

4-VHS Video series. Tape 1: Potbellies & Thunder Thighs, Body Fat in America, and Height-Weight Charts That Work. 81 Minutes. Tape 2: How To Get Fit Fast, How Muscles Work, and Comparing Exercises. 81 Minutes. Tape 3: Muscle In On Your Metabolism, Crash Diets & Other Weight-Loss Tricks, and Mistakes Fitness Buffs Make. 81 Minutes. Tape 4: The Target Diet, Sugar & Other Carbohydrates, Steroids-Cholesterol & Other Fats, and Food & Fitness Foolishness. 108 Minutes. Inquire if you want to purchase these videos separately.  
Beyond Killing Us Softly:

 The Strength to Resist

Using media clips interspersed with articulate commentary from experts as well as young people, this is a superb video on the relationship between advertising images and our cultural obsession with dieting and thinness. Discusses what it means to grow up in a society that is bombarded with images of "perfection" and believe that the size of one's body is a measure of self-worth.    34 Minutes.  
Beyond The Looking Glass: Self-Esteem & Body Image Is this fast-paced, well-organized video, a variety of teens and articulate experts share their insights about issues that contribute toy low self-esteem and poor body image, including media influence, gender issues, and the beauty industry.       30 Minutes.  
Body Image "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you look playing the game."  This quote from a teen interviewed for the video is an example of how strongly many young people really feel about their image...whether they admit it or not.  The kids in this tape are not acting.  They are describing their real views, experiences, and what they are willing to do to look the way they want.  What does your body image say to others?  How far are you willing to go to look good?  How do you feel about your body image?  What are your choices...options...consequences?   15 Minutes.  
Body Image For Boys "Any young male would benefit from watching this tape."  As the idealized male physique continues to be hyped in movies, on TV, in magazines, and on billboards, a rapidly growing number of men are becoming obsessed with appearance.  Each year alone, they spend billions on gym memberships and home exercise equipment.  Women are no longer alone in battling anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder.  This topical program explores some of the issues facing young men today as they struggle to define themselves amidst the flood of media-generated images of male physical perfection.  A number of young patients tell how they are grappling with problems such as steroid abuse, eating disorders, exercise addiction, and phony food supplements.   20 Minutes.  
Body Image:

The Quest for Perfection

Seven women go on a three-day retreat to share their feelings about their bodies, discuss the sources of these feelings and explore the images of women's bodies in mass media. This video is designed to promote dialogue about the feelings and sources connected to the issues surrounding body image and eating disorders.   30 Minutes.  
Body Politics About feminism and the roots of eating disorders. This superb documentary, narrated by actress Susan Sarandon, offers a historical perspective on the pressures women have faced to conform to a cultural ideal for physical beauty from the late 19th century to current times. It also looks at eating disorders, weight prejudice, stereotypical roles for women, with examples of women boxers, rock climbers, and others who are breaking the mold.   47 Minutes.  
Body Talk 1 Youth speak frankly about their bodies, eating disorders and activism. Their honesty is refreshing, hip, and engaging. It is divided into three sections: The Message, What We Do with the Message, and Resistance and Change. Excellent video. 30 Minutes.  
Body Talk 2:

It's A New Language

A video on body acceptance issues for ages 8 to 11. In this documentary, children of diverse backgrounds and sizes talk about body esteem, puberty, trying to fit in, and finding support. 20 Minutes.  
Bridget's Story:

Fighting To Survive Anorexia-

All her adult life, Bridget Roath had struggled to hide her battle with anorexia nervosa. Finally, at age 32, the secret of this nurse and mother of three came out when she collapsed after 36 days of not eating. This program documents Bridget's emotional odyssey as she attends an eating disorder clinic, relapses into abusing diuretics and laxatives, and is admitted to the live-in eating disorder program at the South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach, California.   25 Minutes.  

New Life Live!

5-CD set series from the Radio Program "New Life Live!".  This series on Bulimia aired from July 1 to July 5, 2002.  Hosted by Steve Arterburn, Henry Cloud, John Townsend, Paul Meier, with special guest Jill Hubbard (on CD #5, July 5).  1 hour each CD, for a total of 5 hours.  

Death/Diary Of An Anorexic

This one is probably the most moving of them all. This British docudrama chronicles the life (and eventual death) of Catherine Dunbar, a young anorexic. Catherine battled for life in the fight against anorexia for seven years. Based on the story told by her mother and on her own diaries, it traces Catherine's downward spiral from the age of 15, when a lively and attractive teen became obsessed by her weight, went on binges, became addicted to laxatives - and despite efforts from many sides, died weighing an incredible 40 pounds. The film shows how Catherine uses broken promises, manipulation and eating stoppage to try to bring control to her dysfunctional family situation. True story.   80 Minutes.  
Cathy Rigby On Eating Disorders Former US Gold Medalist Gymnast Cathy Rigby, who struggled with anorexia and bulimia, talks about the disease. As experts in the field of treatment for eating disorders, College Hospital presents an insight to the process of recovery in treating anorexia nervosa and bulimia. This video is a must-see for anyone involved with treating this problem. 30 Minutes.  
Continuing Medical Education Seminars:

"Impact of Eating Disorders on Family Members"

Presented by Jane Shure, MSW on March 13, 1996.              60 Minutes  
Continuing Medical Education Seminars:

"Treating Adolescent Girls with Eating Disorders"

Presented by Candance Herrman, Jane Ziegler, and Jennifer Tutsin on February 11, 1998.

2 Hours.

Coping With Eating Disorders:  Real People This video presents the realities of eating disorders from a teen perspective.  Staci was anorexic.  Obsessing about her appearance, she almost starved herself to death.  Shauna wanted to be thin too, but binged when she was depressed and then threw up.  She was bulimic.  Mike was a classic overeater - he weighed 335 pounds at graduation and couldn't stop gaining weight or lead a normal life.  Finally, all three sought help.  Interviews with these real teens and their doctors and parents give teen viewers insight into the psychological causes and physical effects of eating disorders.    30 Minutes.  
Cries For Mercy Hosted by former Miss America, Debra Maffett, this dramatic presentation brings you face to face with some of today's most heartbreaking stories of desperation - stories of suicide, depression, and eating disorders. You will be moved by the trials and encouraged by the triumphs.   25 Minutes.  
Decreasing The Risk Of Eating Disorders Among Athletes An easy-to-understand, teaching lecture, specifically for coaches. Includes an overview of eating disorders, signs and symptoms, risks, detection and medical consequences. Almost half this video is devoted to suggestions for coaches who want to support healthy eating, not dieting, and positive body images in their athletes. Covers: Protecting the confidential nature of weight information; How to be part of a treatment team; and How to encourage an athlete into treatment.   33 Minutes.  
Devil's Food Sally McCormick is an aspiring journalist with a weight problem.  She is repeatedly passed over for jobs because in the television news business, it's the looks that count!  Sally cannot let go of her obsession with her weight.  She proclaims she would sell her soul to the devil to be thin.  Soon after, a spokesman for a weight-loss product makes Sally an offer she can't refuse, and the next day she is thin and gorgeous.  But it doesn't stay that way for long.  Stars:  Suzanne Somers and Dabney Coleman.    90 Minutes.  
Diagnosis According To


3-VHS Video series. Tape 1: Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar I Disorder, and Male Sexual Dysfunctions. 69 Minutes. Tape 2: Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Amnestic Disorder. 68 Minutes. Tape 3: Antisocial Personality Disorder, Substance Dependence, and Anorexia Nervosa. 60 Minutes. Inquire if you want to purchase these videos separately.  
Diet and Weight Management:

What Really Works

The promotion of diets for weight loss has become a big business.  The resulting confusion for people who want to lose weight can be overwhelming.  This video examines on the problem of overeating and factors that influence weight gain.  It explores why people diet and reviews what is good and bad about some of the popular diets.  Viewers learn some of the dangers and problems with diets, such as yoyo dieting, changes in metabolism, and disorders associated with dieting.  Then it tells what REALLY works with appropriate behavior changes to help most people lose weight, control weight gain, and maintain a comfortable, healthy weight.  The video encourages use of accepted dietary guidelines, living an active lifestyle, following the Food Guide Pyramid, and practicing portion control.   30 Minutes.  
Diet Unto Death Healthy adolescent girls sometimes starve themselves to the point of extreme malnourishment. This emotional disorder strikes and kills thousands of Americans every year. Four teenagers talk about their struggle to overcome this problem. This is an ABC News 20/20 segment which originally aired in 1980. Hugh Downs won an award for this ground-breaking story. NOTE: This is a very rare 16MM film that has been transferred professionally to VHS. You should expect some video degradation, but still, a very high-quality, professional product.   15 Minutes.  
Dieting: The Danger Point This film looks at the reasons why we diet and the consequences of excessive dieting, especially anorexia nervosa. Will familiarize viewers with the hazards of obsessive calorie counting and examine the physical and psychological dangers of anorexia nervosa. An epidemic number of bright, healthy teenage girls are willfully starving and over-exercising themselves in the pursuit of a slender figure. Shows the effects of such behavior on the girls and their families. NOTE: This is a very rare 16MM film that has been transferred professionally to VHS. You should expect some video degradation, but still, a very high-quality, professional product.   25 Minutes.  
Diets For All Reasons NOTE: This is a very rare 16MM film that has been transferred professionally to VHS. You should expect some video degradation, but still, a very high-quality, professional product. 15 Minutes.  
Dying To Be Perfect:

The Ellen Hart Pena Story

Starring: Crystal Bernard, Casey Sander, and Esai Morales. Based on the true story of the wife of the U.S. Transportation Secretary, whose bulimia and anorexia threatened both her dream of competing in the Olympics and her marriage to Denver's mayor.   90 Minutes.  
Dying To Be Thin Hosted by Susan Sarandan (actress). This is a very moving documentary that takes the viewer into the lives of anorexic and bulimic individuals and explores the reason. A 14-year old looks at her image and says, "I see somebody that is fat and ugly and a disappointment." She is like a growing number of young American girls afflicted with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Tormented by an irrational fear of being fat, an estimated eight million people, mainly women, are torturing themselves - sometimes to death. 60 Minutes.  
Dying To Be Thin  (#2) This program profiles a young woman obsessed with the desire to be thin.  It has taken her four hospitalizations and years of outpatient therapy to help her overcome her problem.  Doctors discuss the characteristics of anorexia nervosa and bulimia and identify some characteristics of those most likely to be affected by these disorders.  Self-starvation and bingeing and purging can lead to cardiac problems and a cessation of the menstrual cycle among other ills.  And although great efforts have been made in the past decade to educate people about eating disorders, they continue to represent a very serious problem.   28 Minutes.  
Dying To Dance Anorexia afflicts an ambitious teenage ballerina (Kimberly McCullough) who's overwhelmed by competitive stress, parental pressure and romantic discord. Alyssa Lennox, age 18 (McCullough) is one of the 5 to 10 million American females who suffer from anorexia nervosa. Fresh out of high school, Alyssa joins a major ballet company and quickly begins to believe that ballerinas must be pencil thin. As her obsession accelerates, she lives on a near starvation diet while punishing herself with excessive exercise. As anorexia plays greater havoc in her life, Alyssa's relationships suffer, her health deteriorates and her dance performance level plummets. When her loss of strength results in a dangerous accident and subsequent hospitalization, she ignores the clear warning signs. Helene Lennox: Mary-Margaret Humes. Dave Lennox: Rick Springfield. Valerie Verchenko: Natalija Nogulich. Michael Gregory: Les Porter. Kathleen Monroe: Mimi Kuzyk. Zack: Dominic Zamprogna. Torri: Nicole Lyn.         90 Minutes.  
Eating Disorders "America's Teenage Video Magazine:  Eating Disorders" reveals to teens that this illness can be treated, but even more important, prevented!  Young people often forget that people care about them and that they share the same pressures in life.  By seeing teenagers talking to teenagers, the viewers realize that they can share their problems with one another.   20 Minutes.  1987.  
Eating Disorders

Course 107

3 VHS video program course.  Very informative on eating disorders.  
Eating Disorders

Health Scope

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive overeating, and obesity are serious, even life-threatening, diseases. Once acknowledged by the patient, though, these disorders can be treated. This film explores the medical, social, and emotional factors associated with eating disorders and shows people working with their physician to overcome destructive eating patterns.   30 Minutes.  
Eating Disorders

The Deadly Secret

Starvation, bingeing, diet pills, and drugs - it's a deadly obsession that destroys bodies and minds.  Who's at risk?  What can be done?  FOX News Channel takes you inside the tragic world of eating disorders.  Also features Dr. Ira M. Sacker.  60 Minutes.  
Eating Disorders In Recovery:

Too Much, Never Enough

This video deals with a new twist in dual diagnosis.  Many people in treatment for alcohol and drugs - especially women - had an eating disorder before they entered treatment, often even before they got deeply involved with alcohol or drugs.  When the alcohol or other drugs disappear, the eating disorder remains.  This ground-breaking video features women in recovery speaking frankly about their eating disorders.  Female and male clients alike will be encouraged to seek help and support, and progress beyond expressing feelings to actively working a program.     55 Minutes.  
Eating Disorders:

The Minirth & Meier Home Counseling Video

The most common eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia, are reaching epidemic proportions in America, especially among young women. In this video, Drs Minirth & Meier explore the underlying causes as well as the symptoms and treatment for eating disorders. Through an honest, insightful look at these common eating disorders, Drs. Minirth & Meier offer hope to those struggling with this form of compulsive behavior.              60 Minutes.  
Eating Disorders:

The Hunger Within

There are an estimated eleven million people in the U.S. who suffer from eating disorders, and thousands of these die each year from acute anorexia. In this program, ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr visits the Montreux Counseling Center in Victoria, British Columbia, where Peggy Claude-Pierre offers hope, a voice of comfort and reason, and a highly successful alternative treatment plan for anorexia and bulimia to more than 400 patients annually. The program demonstrates firsthand how Ms. Claude-Pierre has succeeded where traditional medical care has failed in bringing young people back to life and health from an illness that has a high relapse rate and no cure in sight.   45 Minutes.  
Eating Disorders:

The Inner Voice

Four young women and men from a variety of ethnic backgrounds share their stories of the physical pain and emotional torment associated with eating disorders. These survivors of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and exercise bulimia share some of their toughest moments and describe how their disorders destroyed part of their lives. In addition to the storytellers, medical, psychological, and nutritional experts explain the types of eating disorders, what causes them, and who is most at risk. They also detail the devastating and sometimes deadly effects, describe treatment options, and define a healthy lifestyle.   30 Minutes.  
Eating: A Very Serious Comedy About Women & Food The film's premise is simple, its surprises are many. As the partygoers interact, intersect and collide, their conversations gravitate toward food. And what they say about food reveals what they think about life, love, men and each other.                110 Minutes.  
Edge TV:  Body Image This is a 20 minute segment of youth dealing with body image issues.  Several of the women in this segment describe their own or others' eating disorders.  
Fad Diets:

The Weight-Loss Merry Go-Round

Consumers spend millions of dollars trying to lose extra pounds through pills, extreme weight-loss programs, and even surgery when there's only ONE rule that applies:  "You must burn more calories than you eat."  In this video, nutrition experts identify several of the more popular fad diets and why they're so appealing.  Fad diets often do work - in the short term; but in the long term, they do not offer healthy weight maintenance.  This program not only clarifies the dangers and frustrations of fad diets, but also offers suggestions to help make the transition to healthier eating habits...habits that will result in healthy weight loss and learning how to maintain an ideal weight for a lifetime.   20 Minutes.  
Fit Or Fat For The 90's The dynamic and entertaining author of the phenomenal bestseller, "Fit Or Fat?" shares his scientific expertise on locking the fat without losing health. No longer do we have to be confused by all the fad diets and weight loss schemes. Covert Bailey lays out all the latest discoveries in nutritional science in a clear, entertaining and practical way. You'll laugh with Covert as he teaches you how eating right can be not only enjoyable, but easy. He'll teach you how to burn off your fat in as little as 12 minutes a day - and have fun doing it. In other words, he gives you a program you can follow for the rest of your life.   77 Minutes.  
Food For Thought

" Once and Again" show, Season 2: Episode 6

(Air Date: 12-5-2000)

The popular ABC television series "Once and Again" aired a show that dealt with eating disorders. Rick and Karen take Jessie to see a psychiatrist (played by series co-creator Ed Zwick) to find out why she is not eating. While discussing Jessie's problem with the doctor, the two realize how much work they still have to do on their own relationship. 45 Minutes.  
For The Love Of Nancy On the surface, Nancy Walsh's (Tracey Gold) life seems to hold no fears: a vivacious 18 year-old, she lives happily with her loving family. But beneath this calm exterior lie crippling insecurities about her future. If Nancy feels she has no control over her life, however, she still has control over her body - a decision taken to the point of obsession as she falls prey to the terrible slimming disease, anorexia. Her shocked family stand by in desperation as they watch their beloved Nancy starve herself to the point of death. But the dramatic confrontation between Nancy and her family proves to be a dramatic turning point in the crisis.   90 Minutes.  
Girl's Who Don't Eat:

The Oprah Winfrey Show

(Air Date: 12-5-2000)

Women or girls do not have to be extremely thin or starving to have an eating disorder. Often, girls with eating disorders appear healthy and are able to hide their obsession to be thin. It's a frightening epidemic affecting girls everywhere. Girls as young as five years old are worried about getting fat, and are going to extremes not to eat. Even the most involved parents often miss the subtle signs, because their daughters appear normal and healthy. This emotionally charged show explores the dangers of disturbing, dangerous and very popular pro-anorexia websites. Also, the show interviews parents of a young girl who died as a result of an eating disorder, and a young girl (Justine) who developed an eating disorder at age five and is dealing with it still.   50 Minutes.  
Gymnasts:  Little Girls, Big Dreams They may be little, but they sure are tough. You just try flipping off a four-inch beam or hanging from a bar for 10 hours a day.  Without a doubt, these elite gymnasts are a rare breed who have rightly earned their places in history, from Nadia to Mary Lou to the entire Magnificent Seven.  This summer, a whole new crop of hopefuls stand poised to take on the 28th Olympiad in Athens, as you'll discover in this inspiring episode Gymnasts: Little Girls, Big Dreams: The E! True Hollywood Story. Find out who's really ready to go for all that glitters.  This Story gives you a golden glimpse of the hard work and perseverance that make the Olympic glory all the more sweet. 

60 Minutes.

Having Your Cake:

 Goodbye To Bulimia

"How do you stay so thin?" In this powerful documentary, four women openly share the details of their personal journeys of self-discovery as they battled bulimia. Through intimate interviews, each describes how she first became aware of her self-destructive behavior - and how she disarmed it, freeing herself to move forward towards physical and emotional health. The program is currently being used by teachers, therapists, and health professionals as both an early-warning device and an inspirational guide to recovery.   25 Minutes.  
Human Nutrition The Standard Deviants presents "Human Nutrition".  This video covers:  Introduction to Human Nutrition;  The Remarkable Body;  Macronutrients;  Micronutrients;  Water;  Energy Balance and Weight Control - which covers Eating Disorders;  and Nutrition and Disease Prevention.   Great education video on eating disorders and nutrition.                   90 Minutes.  

Addicted To Love

The career woman, Laura (Catherine Flemming) - cool to the outside, has a bitter secret.  She suffers from bulimia - her manner from positioning herself to the demons of her childhood and youth.  When love enters her life in the form of a spare-time graffiti artist Simon, Laura is confronted with her addiction.  She must decide.  Either she positions herself to the fight against her addiction, or she loses Simon.    **Also available in DVD format.**

94 Minutes.

Hunger Point Based on the novel by Jillian Medoff. This is the story of a woman's struggle with being skinny in a house run by a weight obsessed mother, and a sister whose eating disorder has tragic consequences. Starring: Barbara Hershey, John Getz, Christina Hendricks.   90 Minutes.  
Hungry Hearts:

Recognizing and Preventing Eating Disorders

The quest for the perfect body has become so prevalent in our society that many young people do not recognize unhealthy eating practices in themselves or their peers.  After all, isn't it healthy to be slender?  What guy doesn't want to be lean and athletic?  The young people in this video present the truth about eating disorders.  Most important, this video tells young people how to get help for someone they suspect is struggling with an eating disorder.    30 Minutes.  
I Don't Have To Hide This film presents case histories of women suffering from the eating disorders: anorexia and bulimia. It analyzes the typical eating disorder personality, the social pressures for thinness and the way sufferers relate to others, particularly to their parents and partners. NOTE: This is a very rare 16MM film that has been transferred professionally to VHS. You should expect some video degradation, but still, a very high-quality, professional product.   30 Minutes.  
In Our Own Words:

Personal Accounts of Eating Disorders

Stunningly honest profiles offer viewers a first-hand look at what it feels like to have anorexia and bulimia, and what it takes to recover. Several women, one man, and the mother of an anorexic who died from her illness intimately share their experiences against a backdrop of current settings and home movies.   30 Minutes.  
In The Mix:

 "How You Look Is Not Who You Are” Teens Talk About Eating Disorders

A diverse group of girls and boys talk about their eating disorders, their symptoms, their feelings, how they got help, and what it's like to be a friend of someone with an eating disorder. Healthy teens talk about the pressure to look good, and reveal what they think is really attractive. A doctor gives clear warning about the physical dangers of eating disorders and assures teens that help is available.   20 Minutes.  
In The Mix:

 "Self-Image: The Fantasy, The Reality"

What is "the perfect body', and why does everyone want it? This video digs deep into the American obsession with body image, taking a zoom lens to the images we see on television and billboards, in films and magazines. Young men and women speak their minds about how waif-thin models and macho-men make them feel about themselves. We also hear from young people who survived eating disorders, as well as from teens who are getting help on the road to healthy self-esteem.   30 Minutes.  
Inside Out:

Stories of Bulimia

This new documentary takes us into the lives of women and men who are struggling to cope with bulimia and its consequences on their health, their work and play, and their relationships. It combines interviews and observational footage of each of them and their family members and partners with abstract imagery and an original score which evoke the feelings of compulsion, confusion, and desperation endemic to the disorder - but also of humor and the hope of recovery.   56 Minutes.  
Intimate Portrait:

Erin Brockovich

Lifetime Television's "Intimate Portrait: Erin Brockovich" which premiered January 16, 2002. The "Real" Erin talks about the making of the movie of the same name (which starred Julia Roberts), as well as her bouts with eating disorders.               60 Minutes.  
It's Not About The Food:

Preventing Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are widespread among young people today.  Many cases go unnoticed and untreated because people do not know the signs to watch for and are unaware of the harmful consequences of eating disorders.  This video program helps adults understand the nature of eating disorders among young people so they can reach out to them and get them help.        30 Minutes.  
It's Not Your Fault You're Fat Obesity has reached epidemic proportions - almost one out of two North Americans are overweight.  This condition has been related to life threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and cancer.  This video, hosted by Gary Null, provides sound advice from experts in the field of health and nutrition that will help viewers lose weight without participating in unhealthy dieting behavior...and keep it off!    60 Minutes.  
Jenny Craig:

Independent Menu Planning

Kitchen talk, planning your personal menu.  
Jenny Craig:

Eating Style

Managing your environment, listening to your body.  
Jenny Craig:


Shopping smart, entertaining with style.  
John Bradshaw on Eating Disorders This is a 3-VHS videotape series, each video 60 minutes long. John Bradshaw deals with causes of eating disorders, steps of how to start recovery, and other great useful tools and tips. Excellent teaching series on Eating Disorders. Inquire if you want to purchase these videos separately.  
A True Hollywood Story - Video of Karen Carpenter. A profile of singer Karen Carpenter recalls her early years; the Carpenters' success in the 1970s; Karen's struggle with anorexia; her untimely death in 1983. Interviews include brother Richard, Dorothy Hamill, Casey Kasem, Burt Bacharach. Rare, never before seen home video footage.

90 minutes.

Karen Carpenter Story

(Rare Japanese sub T Ver.)

Japanese Version. Same as other video of the same name, but has Japanese sub-titles. Different cover. Very Rare!

90 Minutes.

Karen Carpenter Story Starring: Cynthia Gibb. The story of Karen Carpenter - her discovery into music, her downfall into anorexia.   90 Minutes.  
Kate's Secret Kate seems to have the perfect life and family, but looks can be deceiving. Kate is hiding the fact that she is suffering from an eating disorder that is destroying her. Watch her courageous efforts to overcome this overwhelming disease. Starring: Meredith Baxter-Birney.   90 Minutes.  
Killing Us Softly III:

Advertising's Image of Women

Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising.  In this important new video, Kilbourne takes viewers on a tour to see how the image of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years.  Questions addressed in the video...Does the beauty ideal still tyrannize women?  Does advertising still objectify women's bodies?  Are the twin themes of liberation and weight control still linked?  Is sexuality still presented as women's main concern?  Are young girls still sexualized and grown women infantilized?  Are images of male violence against women still used to sell products?  Can you guess the answers?   35 Minutes.  
Life Is Sweet The remarkable story of an unremarkable British family told in the classic tragi-comedy style.  It covers issues of unemployment, anorexia, failure, nervous breakdown, and hope, as they affect one suburban London family and their friends and acquaintances.  The characters and story were created with and by the actors - giving a special edge and momentum to the unfolding events.    103 Minutes  
Little Girls In Pretty Boxes A mother (Swoosie Kurtz) realizes her gymnast daughter (Vanessa Atler) may be harmed by the harsh regimen of the girl's world-class coach.  From the Joan Ryan book of the same title.  1997.   97 Minutes.  
"...Maybe..." For the first time, a feature film deals with the eating disorder Bulimia.   Being twenty-something in the Nineties is the most difficult challenge of all.  Personal relationships take on a variety of forms, because there are no behavioral rules or sexual norms, and 'maybe' is the answer to every question.  Approx 90 Minutes.  
Melissa DeHart Documentary/Story This program first aired on "Entertainment Tonight" television on October 30, 2003.  "ET" followed Melissa over the course of several weeks.  She weighs just 58 pounds - but is Hollywood to blame?  Once a rookie TV reporter in Louisiana with a promising career, Melissa started dieting at the age of 17.  She weighed 135 pounds.  Now, at age 29, she's nearly half her previous size.  Over the last 11 years she has unsuccessfully sought treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia in the hopes of regaining normal eating habits and a normal life.  But Melissa's condition has not improved, and her body is so weakened that maintaining a job has become impossible and she and her family have spent over $100,00.00 for treatment and no longer have the resources to cover costs.  Melissa has appeared on the TV show "Maury".  75 Minutes  

The Real Skinny

A 2-hour in-depth look at four young women struggling to make it in the cutthroat world of modeling.  They include Karolina Kurkova, the youngest girl to appear on the cover of "Vogue"; Sam Payette, who's battling weight problems and eating disorders;  Liya Kebede, who's been seduced by the promise of fame and fortune;  and Jamie Bochert, a waitress who came to New York penniless.  
Nadia Under the direction her colorful and outspoken coach Bela Karolyi, Nadia Comaneci scored the first perfect 10 in gymnastics history at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.  In this inspiring film, Nadia, who has driven herself to be the best gymnast in the world, is suddenly thrown into the spotlight.  A champion who has the admiration of the world, she is unprepared for fame and jealousy from teammates and slides into a world of unhappiness, eating disorders, and desperation.    80 Minutes.  
New Best Friend Welcome to Colby University, where the wealthy and powerful rule.  Into this world steps Alicia, a girl of modest means who dreams of becoming a lawyer.  When she meets the beautiful, popular Hadley, Alicia quickly becomes a member of an elite clique.  But she's about to learn the hard the hard way that her new friends walk a dangerous line.  One of the subjects they deal with is Anorexia.     90 Minutes.  
On Main Street:

What's Eating You?


There is so much pressure in American society today to be thin.  Television, magazines, movies, and newspapers shout "thin is beautiful."  But for many, food has them in bondage.  On this video, we'll identify destructive eating habits, what causes anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating, and find out about the newest medical treatments for these disorders.  (1999)     30 Minutes  
Parents of an Anorexic:

The Story Behind Catherine

This is the companion title for the video "Catherine: Death/Diary Of An Anorexic" (see above). Maureen Dunbar, author of the book which "Catherine…" is based, tells the real-life story of her daughter's fight for life. She speaks openly about her own experiences and those of other families who have faced the problems of anorexia.   11 Minutes.  
Perfect Body Talented gymnast Andie Burton has big dreams about competing in the Olympics. After accepting an offer to work with one of the leading coaches in the United States, the coach pressures her to lose the pounds. Eventually she begins to believe that starving herself is the way to secure a slot on the U.S. Olympic team.   90 Minutes.  
Perfect Illusions:

Eating Disorders and the Family

This documentary focuses on the dramatic experiences of four families whose lives have been impacted by eating disorders. What the risk factors are, how to identify early warning signs, where families can turn during the treatment and recovery process: these questions and more are addressed in this film about a challenging situation faced by more people in our society than we might think.   90 Minutes.  
Phil Donahue Show:


Females are 10 times as likely as males to become anorexic - usually bright, verbal, aggressive young people with a strong need to control their environment;  ironically, in their intense pursuit of thinness, they lose control over their bodies, deranging the brain area that controls appetite function and destroying other body balances and systems - and ultimately starving themselves to death.  Experts on this program explore the onset, detection and cure of anorexia nervosa. 

30 Minutes.  1987.

Phil Donahue Show:


Among those who rebel against stringent dieting, the desire for thinness may lead to bulimia:  binging and purging, gross overeating and vomiting.  Low self-esteem, anger and depression are both the cause and the result of this illness.  In this program, Dr. Craig Johnson of the Psychosomatic-Psychiatric Center, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago and Dr. Susan Wooley of the Clinic for Eating Disorders of the Cincinnati Medical Center explain the treatment and cure for this self-destructive compulsion.  

30 Minutes.  1987.

Preventing Eating Disorders In Teen Athletes Detailed overview of the warning signs for eating disorders in teen athletes. Covers symptoms and signs, at-risk sports & athletes, prevention strategies for coaches, parents, and health care professionals.   34 Minutes.  
Quietly Dying This documentary covers the life story of Anna Paterson, a young woman who was seriously abused from the age of three by her Grandmother. It explores how low-self-esteem brought upon by the abuse caused her to develop chronic anorexia at the age of 17. The film describes the treatment Anna received from her Gran. The film continues by showing how Anna was moved to tears by an emotive song by REM called "Everybody Hurts" and how this allowed her to open up and talk about the abuse she received from her Gran for the first time.

60 Minutes.

Real Life Teens:

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders are a growing concern amongst teens. Appearance is important in today's world, however too often teens put appearance above all else with devastating results. Eating disorders in a teen's life is a complex subject with physical, psychological and emotional roots. Viewers will learn the difference between anorexia and bulimia and why becoming obsessed with weight can reveal serious underlying issues. Students will learn some causes of eating disorders and the underlying desire for control. They'll see that both sexes can be affected and that getting help is the answer. Eating disorders are complex, self-destructive and dangerous. In this program teens discuss the problems and solutions of this important topic. 25 Minutes.  
Recovering Bodies:

Overcoming Eating Disorders

This video features interviews with a variety of very articulate people who are in various stages of recovery from eating disorders.  They offer insights as to why they believe they fell into the problem, what the warning signs are, and how their descent into starvation or binge eating displayed the same signs of compulsion as any other physical addiction.  Most of all, however, this program is full of hope that no matter what degree of disorder has developed, successful intervention can occur and a return to a healthy life is possible.  Making people aware of the signs of a disorder enables them to take action for themselves or for their friends or relatives to prevent this deadly habit from tightening it's grip.   35 Minutes.  
Reviving Ophelia:

Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Mary Pipher, author of the best-selling book of the same name, explains how corporate and marketing values, aimed at the seduction of adolescent females for their allowances, are supplanting family and even common-sense values!!  Trying to make people, especially teenagers, aware of trends and conscious of their own participation in them has always been a non-starter.  Whether it was the flappers of the 20's or the "sex crazed" rock n' rollers of the 50's or the tattooed and pierced kids of today, they are part of their generation and they're sticking to it!  OPHELIA explains the deviations in health and lifestyle that the imposition of media-inspired values has had recently on teenage girls in terms of eating disorders, sexual activity, increased stress relating to body image, etc.  She also outlines an opposing set of "real" values based on strength of mind, body and character.  Also shows parents, grandparents and friends of young women how their attitudes can act as a countervailing force to modern cultural influences that dwell only on prevailing images of beauty and financial worth.   35 Minutes.  
Self-Image and Eating Disorders:

A Mirror for the Heart

For many women, a preoccupation with body image and a lack of self-esteem manifest themselves in an obsession with food and diet. Such destructive obsessions can result in anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia. This program looks at the hidden behavior, stress, denial, and the cycle of guilt and shame that underlie these eating disorders; shows how depression, low energy, desperation, serious medical complications, and even death can result; and explores their effects on family and friends. The program shows how, when women begin to admit to themselves that there is a problem, relief comes in sharing their story with others. The program also shows the importance of proper treatment and professional help. 25 Minutes.  
Set Free From Eating Disorders You are about to embark on a new way of viewing food that can lead you to permanent weight control! This film contains answers to many commonly asked questions concerning anorexia, bulimia, and other compulsive eating behaviors, using the foundational Christian principles taught in Weigh Down Workshop seminars worldwide. The video shows people on a daily basis how God can transform their hearts and minds, enabling them to rise above the magnetic pull of the refrigerator. Instead of emphasizing the caloric content of food, our focus should be on the natural internal hunger control; but more importantly, our focus should be trained to turn toward the will of God as it relates to food. 90 Minutes.  
Shadows And Lies:

The Unseen Battle of Eating Disorders

This powerful and honest documentary profiles four women who are working themselves free from the deadly grip of eating disorders, and from the overwhelming physical and psychological complications associated with these deadly diseases. 25 Minutes.  
Sharing The Secret

(Also included:  The Making of Sharing The Secret)

By rights, child psychologist Dr. Nina Moss (Mare Winningham) should be pleased and proud that her daughter Beth (Alison Lohman) is a slim, eternally upbeat overachiever.  But Nina suspects that all is not well with Beth - and she's right.  Desperate to be accepted by her family and friends, and determined to be fully in control of her own destiny, Beth has become bulimic, "binging" and "purging" whenever things threaten to get out of hand in her life - or whenever she gains a single pound beyond her "ideal" weight.  

93 Minutes


**The Making of Sharing The Secret:  interviews were conducted with individuals involved in the winning program.   Featured are Robert Greenwald and Laurie Goldstein, executive producers;  Katt Shea, director;  Alison Lohman, the lead actress who portrayed "Beth", the central character;  Sydnie Goldfarb, technical consultant;  Teresa Beck, M.D., who specialized in eating disorders;  and Sunta Izzacupo, vice president for television movies at CBS.

20 Minutes

Slim Hopes:

Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness

This video features Jean Kilbourne (the creator of "Killing Us Softly" on 'advertising's image of women').  Here, she focuses her attention specifically on the media, body image and health.  Her thesis, and the hundreds of examples she presents, leave little doubt that advertisers are preying on the fears and insecurities of women, especially young women, with the result that they are actually encouraging the development of bad nutrition and eating disorders!  An excellent resource for both media studies and women's health, this video offers insights and discussion topics that really go to the core of today's consumer society.   30 Minutes.  

The High Price of Fame

In Hollywood, thin is always in.  This special examines the lengths to which celebrities go to maintain the look of success.   This program takes a big bite out of fad diets, supplements and the unorthodox, eating disorders, unhealthy and illegal extremes the stars risk in order to stay stick-thin.  This program also uncovers workout and diet secrets of stars, even a few healthy ones.  Tune in to see the stories of Carre Otis, ER's Yvette Freeman, Carnie Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Toni Collette.  50 Minutes  
Starving For Perfection Over the past two decades, media and cinema have focused on the thin, trim female. Society has responded to this with an unending number of diets, exercise programs, health clubs, videotapes, magazines and equipment that promise the body beautiful. Dr. Judy Hollis, a nationally renowned specialist in eating disorders, hosts this intimate look at these illnesses. Interviews and footage of therapy sessions show you some individual's pain and courage in overcoming their disorders. 30 Minutes.  
Supporting the Referral and Treatment Process for Eating Disorders among Athletes Presents a detailed discussion about what should be done to treat eating disorders among athletes.  
Sybil 196 min

Rare Directors Cut

 A totally different ending then the 122 or 133-minute commercial public release.

This is the infamous directors cut that Warner Brothers refused to release to the public do to its graphic and intense content.

Some are satisfied with the 122 or 133 minute version but others who are true fans must see this rare and never released 196 minute 2 tape version to appreciate the gravity of this film and the directors vision. Not what the suit wearing censors at Warner Brother’s deemed for the public’s eyes.

Not many know that this hard editing BY Warner Brothers led to the director parting ways professionally and cutting ties with WB.

The Discovery of Dawn Centering on Dawn, a recovered anorexic, this video looks at the physical, psychological, and emotional contributors to poor body image. It includes causes, symptoms, and effects of eating disorders, and emphasizes media manipulation and image enhancement. Dawn's peers and four other ED survivors are also interviewed, as well as actress/model Andie MacDowell, who candidly shares her thoughts about the drive for thinness and related issues. 30 Minutes.  
The Doctor Is In:

Eating Disorders

This program covers the personality profiles of the likeliest anorexia patients; explains their inability to acknowledge that they are thin enough; shows how anorexia develops, and demonstrates its symptoms; and explores with some anorexics how they were cured. Those suffering from eating disorders are usually aware that something is wrong but may not know where to go for help, or feel too ashamed to tell someone. The program indicates how friends and families can help; what treatment consists of, and what steps are being taken at some campuses to forestall problems. 26 Minutes.  
The Famine Within A BBC (British Broadcast) documentary showing the affects society has on women and dealing with eating disorders. Interviews patients and recovering girls with Anorexia and Bulimia. 90 Minutes.  
The Guaranteed Cure:

A Case of Bulimia Anorexia

This wonderful 1998 VHS by renowned Medical Researcher Jay Haley is just what you've needed to help you to gain control! Video shows how to give a directive of a special kind. This disease is illustrated in part by examine a young woman's struggle since she was young while undergoing various types of treatment. Jay Haley presents a practical model for therapy that formulates problems so that they become solvable. Learn about different ways to think about symptoms and human dilemmas and to give different types of directives to impose upon oneself to overcome ones own state of mind in order to fight this sometimes deadly disease! Great ideas from an amazing individual.  
The Hope Seminar (Live) You can see and hear others share their stories of Hope & Recovery from Binge Eating, Bulimia, Anorexia and Compulsive Overeating.  Dr. Gregg L. Jantz, Ph.D. shares a keynote address on "Why You Really Can Recover" and highlights key ingredients for long term successful recovery.  After viewing the videos you will know there is hope and what steps you will need to take for recovery.  The videos have no "fancy edits" - it's live as it happened. 

2 VHS tapes.   Tape 1:  90 Minutes.  Tape 2:  82 Minutes.


The Secret Life Of Mary Margaret:

Portrait of a Bulimic

The true-life story of a beautiful, all-American girl who seemed to have it all, but was secretly coping with a tragic eating disorder. Starring: Calista Flockhart (of "Ally McBeal" fame). 30 Minutes.  
The Silent Hunger:

Anorexia and Bulimia

This program answers two important questions: what are eating disorders? And what causes eating disorders? The program specifically examines anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating syndrome. Seven females who have all suffered from eating disorders, the father of a woman who died as a result of her disorder, and health professionals offer their insights and knowledge. These interviews are highlighted by dramatic sequences designed to encourage a greater understanding of the issues and emotions associated with eating disorders. 47 Minutes.  
The Truth About Body Image:

The Teen Files Series

Steroids...diet pills...bulking up...slimming down...A lot of teens today feel real pressure to adhere to media-inspired images of body type...and new studies indicate that boys are as susceptible as girls.  In this video viewers are taken on visits to a magazine modeling session and computer graphics artist and shown how the models and clothing are manipulated and photos are altered to ensure the models' appearance fits the currently accepted image.  Even these supposedly "perfect" people aren't what they seem. Former model, Magali Amadei recounts her painful battle with an eating disorder.  This video provides compelling media support for Health, Guidance and Life Skills units on self-esteem, resisting peer pressure, behavioral choices and consequences, eating disorders, alcohol and drug education, suicide prevention, youth-at-risk, and family life issues.   25 Minutes.  
The Waistland:

Eating Disorders in America

This film depicts eating disorders in America. No one knows exactly how many women suffer from the eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia, life threatening disease, which were virtually unheard of a generation ago. By conservative estimates, bulimia and anorexia now afflict about 15% of women 12 - 35 years old and that percentage is increasing rapidly. This film explores the social and psychological forces behind the rapid rise of these two devastating illnesses. NOTE: This is a very rare 16MM film that has been transferred professionally to VHS. You should expect some video degradation, but still, a very high-quality, professional product. 25 Minutes.  
The Way We Eat:

What Food Means

Do we live to eat or eat to live?  This video is a great introduction for any discussion of foods or nutrition.  Viewers explore what role food plays in their lives.  Do they consider food a fuel, a convenience, a medicine, or a social bond.  Also covered are food and moods, the idea of food alienation, and future food.   20 Minutes.  
Thin At Any Cost:

Treating Eating Disorders

This ABC News program spotlights the work of Dr. Angela Guarda, of The Johns Hopkins University, and other therapists of Johns Hopkins Medicine in treating women with anorexia and bulimia. Footage of candid group therapy sessions, which include a 21 year-old with a family history of eating disorders as well as other residents at Hopkins' in-patient psychiatric clinic, provides insights into the root causes of these devastating illnesses. 50 Minutes.  
Tracey Gold:


"Biography:  Tracey Gold"  reveals that, ironically, the actress was nothing like her honors student character, she was failing her subjects in school.  She was finally diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), a learning disability that affects millions of Americans.  But it was just one of many "growing pains" Tracey experienced.  She was also diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and bulimia in 1990.  She had almost starved herself to death.  But her family, friends and husband helped her overcome the disorders.  When she returned to acting, she starred in a dozen TV movies.  In 1997, she became a mother, giving birth to her first child, Sage.  In 1999 she repeated her performance with a second son, Bailey.  Tracey's plans now are to continue acting - and having more children.  
Tracey Gold:

Intimate Portrait

"Tracey Gold - No More Growing Pains".  Her acting made her a star, but her public battle against anorexia turned her into an inspirational icon.  Gold's road to recovery was long and difficult, fraught with relapses and years of therapy.  This is Tracey, speaking about her life and plunge into anorexia to good health and happiness.    45 Minutes.  
Trauma A girl character in this movie deals with Anorexia.  1992.     104 Minutes.  
Trouble In Mind

(13 VHS SET)

13-VHS Video set. Titles are: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (50 Minutes); Attention Deficit Disorder (50 Minutes); Psychosomatic Disorder (50 Minutes); Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (50 Minutes); Postpartum Depression (50 Minutes); Delirium (50 Minutes); Schizophrenia (50 Minutes); Alzheimer's Disease (50 Minutes); Eating Disorders (50 Minutes); Panic Disorder (50 Minutes); Depression (50 Minutes); Antisocial Personality Disorder (50 Minutes); Bipolar Personality Disorder (50 Minutes). Inquire if you want to purchase these videos separately.  
Trouble In Mind:

Eating Disorder


This episode opens with the question "What is it like to starve yourself to death in a culture of plenty?" Along with a team of experts, Kate Jackson explores the many complicated aspects of Eating Disorders. Dr. Allan S. Kaplan explains the differences between Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa, while emphasizing the seriousness of these life-threatening disorders. Through dramatization, Peter Keefe illustrates the signs and symptoms of Bulimia. Dr. Edward Shorter covers the surprising history of Eating Disorders from early anorectic saints to current opinions. Animation allows the viewer to see some of the chemical changes in the brains of Eating Disorder patients, while Susan Rollinson reflects on her constant battle with Anorexia Nervosa, and gives viewers insights into living with any eating disorder. 50 Minutes.  
Understanding Eating Disorders

(Minirth & Meier)

Preventive therapy that tackles the physical, spiritual and emotional side of eating disorders. Covers: Misconceptions, early warning signs, laying out a practical plan for overcoming common issues and severe disorders, and assists in counseling and personal healing. 45 Minutes.  
Wasting Away:

Anorexia Nervosa

This emotionally charged program profiles four young women attempting to recover from anorexia nervosa. Ranging in age from 14 to 25, they struggle to gain weight while dealing with associated conditions such as osteoporosis and depressions, family dysfunctional, and a mindset that equates starvation with self-control. Filmed at the adolescent eating disorder unit at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and a private outpatient clinic, the program captures the complexities of a devastating psychological disorder that drives women to continuously lose weight - even if it kills them.   50 Minutes.  
What A Girl Wants

(Edited Version)

A fascinating interview with girls in the 8 to 16 age group from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds about their views on media culture and its impact on their lives.  What do girls think the media says about them, to them, for them?  How does the media image of girls affect their own view of themselves, the views of others towards them?  Using footage culled from a typical week of television broadcasting, examples of that image are shown.  This is a program that will provoke debate and make viewers start to think critically about some of the everyday influences in their lives that may not be as harmless as they seem.   33 Minutes.

*This version has had course language edited from it.

What A Girl Wants

(Unedited Version)

A fascinating interview with girls in the 8 to 16 age group from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds about their views on media culture and its impact on their lives.  What do girls think the media says about them, to them, for them?  How does the media image of girls affect their own view of themselves, the views of others towards them?  Using footage culled from a typical week of television broadcasting, examples of that image are shown.  This is a program that will provoke debate and make viewers start to think critically about some of the everyday influences in their lives that may not be as harmless as they seem.   35 Minutes.

*This version has NOT had course language edited from it.

When Food Becomes An Obsession:

Overcoming Eating Disorders

This video follows a recovered anorexic and her family to illustrate the pressures that lead to eating disorders, the consequences, and recovery process. Other teens and experts are also interviewed, and media images are shown. 30 Minutes.  
When Food Is The Enemy:

Eating Disorders

Ranging from the starvation diet of the anorexic to certain forms of obesity, eating disorders are a diverse group of health problems.  This program examines the emotional issues that lie behind most eating disorders, the serious and sometimes life-threatening consequences of eating disorders, and methods of treatment.  Experts and patients alike offer their insights.   15 Minutes.  
Working With Eating Disorders:

A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

Arthur Freeman is undisputable one of the clearest teachers of cognitive therapy in the world.  In this videotape, we see him ply his trade with a 27-year-old woman who has lived for more than a decade with an eating disorder she has successfully concealed not only from friends and family, but from all her previous therapists.  In a single, highly focused and highly collaborative 45-minute session, Freeman helps Carla to appreciate the real gravity of her situation.  And more than that, he offers her some concrete strategies to help her begin to take control of her eating problem - not by starving herself for as many days as she can manage, and then bingeing and purging, but by taking the first simple, manageable step toward self-monitoring:  keeping a food log.  Throughout, he interweaves psychoeducation with a mix of targeted interventions.  This video is must viewing for all who work with clients with eating disorders.    95 Minutes.  
You, Your Body, and Your Self Image This program critically examines the emphasis in our society on prevalent gender stereotypes of physical 'beauty', both masculine and feminine.  It presents viewers with facts that point out the manipulation factor used to sell products by undermining consumer self-esteem without regard for the consequences to the consumer including eating disorders and the use of steroids.  Unique in it's coverage of both genders.  30 Minutes.  


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