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ANAD

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders is a national organization dedicated to alleviating the problems of anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders. Its methods include education, counseling, self-help groups, and funding for research. Delta Phi Epsilon supports ANAD to help educate people on these serious diseases. Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disease, causing the victim to believe that she or he is too fat and must lose weight. An anorexic is generally an over-achiever who feels no control over his or her body and attempts starvation in order to gain control. About 6% of all cases result in death, usually from malnutrition and dehydration. Of the millions of reported cases of anorexia nervosa, the victims are predominantly women, and it is estimated that 20-25% of women on college campuses suffer from an eating disorder.

The ANAD Candlelight Vigil has been selected as Delta Phi Epsilon's Internation Service Day Event to raise awareness of the dangers of eating disorders. The Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon come together with other students on campus to light their candles for those that suffer this disease. We hope to extend our awareness to others and have people get the word out about ANAD.

ANAD information from the DPhiE Website.