Demi Moore is undergoing treatment for substance abuse and anorexia’ at Cirque Lodge in Utah, which has previously treated stars including Lindsay Lohan, Mary Kate Olsen and Eva Mendes.
Anorexia nervosa is characterized by self starvation and excessive weight loss. It is a psychiatric disorder once known as “Golden Girl Syndrome” because it struck primarily rich, white, well educated young Western women, it was first documented in Japan in the 1960s.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder also known as “binge purge” behavior. It is described “an illness in which a person binges on food or has regular episodes of significant overeating and feels a loss of control,” according to the US National Institute of Health.