In today's society there is a prejudice about the eating disorder: anorexia nervosa. Many young girls want to look like the ideal beauty and begin to diets. The cause of developing an eating disorder, however, lies deeper. Anorexia nervosa is connected to control. In many cases anorexic patients take control of their body, because they have lost control everywhere else.
‘Leidje’ has never been treated, because 60 years ago this disease was not recognized in the medical world. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that rarely disappears completely out of your head and you have to live with it the rest of your life.