Middle aged women who have become caregivers report many health issues because they feel that their lives are spinning out of control. Depression and weight loss, or weight gain, are common symptoms reported. Could the recurrence of a previous eating disorder, or the development of a new one, be far behind? An insightful post by Tara Parker-Pope on the New York Times blog titled An Older Generation Falls Prey to Eating Disorders, points to the fact that eating disorders can develop anywhere over a life span, and that many older women may be at risk.
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