Author Archives: Samantha Stainsburry

Is Your Child Anorexic? Know the Signs

anorexia nervosa

When singer Karen Carpenter died of complications from anorexia nervosa in 1983, knowledge of the illness was not especially widespread. In a piece for People Magazine published nine months after Carpenter’s death, her brother, Richard Carpenter, recalled how Karen suddenly started losing weight in 1975: “It was right around that time that we heard about anorexia. I don’t recall how ... Read More »