In some recent discussions of lack of appetite and difficulty in eating, the subject of anorexia came up. Although the word anorexia comes from the Greek word meaning “loss of appetite”, it is very much more. For one thing, anorexics are often delusional - seeing themselves as fat when they are nothing but skin and bones. It is unlikely that anyone who realizes that they are not eating as much/well as they should has anorexia (unless they happen to be a recovering anorexic). According to the cover article in this week’s Newsweek, only 50% of anorexics recover and 10% of them die. If anyone on this board seriously thinks that you might have anorexia, I hope you will seek qualified health care immediately. You need to get the best of this disease before it gets the best of you.