This highly-regarded film is recommended nationally by the Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention Organization (EDAP), and has been presented by the American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA), and promoted by the esteemed Renfrew Clinic for Eating Disorders.
The film features Emma, a charming 17 year old recovering anorexic, and her parents, Virginia and John. Emma and her parents talk openly and sincerely about her struggle with anorexia and her recovery process.
WHEN FOOD BECOMES AN OBSESSION: OVERCOMING EATING DISORDERS also features insight from Susanna Feder, a recovered bulimic who is now a psychologist and counselor. Ms. Feder reads candid, sobering passages from her diary which intimately describe her feelings. Dr. Dianne Mickley of the Wilkins Eating Disorder Clinic explains both medical and psychological aspects of this disease.
The film received a Bronze Award at the 43rd Columbus Film Festival. Booklist Magazine said of the video, "Neither preachy nor overly dramatic, this impressive program slowly commands attention with its fine mix of visuals, interviews and commentary."