Eating Disorders

Liana Rosenman, Helping young women to overcome eating disorders.

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05/21/2012 - 20:00

Liana Rosenman, 20

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Liana Rosenman was first diagnosed with an eating disorder when she was 12; it had begun, she remembers, around the time she started losing weight for her bat mitzvah.

“People were commenting on how great I looked,” she said. “And then it just kind of spiraled out of control.”

Rosenman would spend the next several years, most of her adolescence, battling on and off with anorexia.

Liana Rosenman

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 Lenny Kramer had never seen his eldest daughter in such a state. Rebecca’s face was pale, her features drawn, her palms discolored in an orangey hue. Rebecca had left her Long Island home three months before for a year of study in Israel, and during the interim she’d shed so many pounds that friends alerted her father: Rebecca may be bulimic.

“Just as genetics loads the gun” about the predisposition to eating disorders, “environment pulls the trigger,”

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According to clinical psychologist Esther Altmann, writing on the MyJewishLearning website, "Anorexia and bulimia are most prevalent within upwardly mobile demographic groups, and are amongst the most emotionally and physically devastating disorders affecting young Jewish women. The Jewish community has become increasingly aware that eating disorders are a serious health concern and, in some cases, a life threatening condition."

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