A silver lining to pro-anorexia blogging?

The growing presence of “pro-ana” blogging communities has caused some serious controversy, especially among those trying to improve treatments for anorexia. However, this new research from the University of Indiana suggests that “pro-ana” blogs may offer a supportive and understanding community to people who are usually very isolated and silent. More importantly, in writing about experiences with eating disorders, bloggers have the opportunity to break their silence and practice articulating their struggles, which may even improve the effectiveness of treatment.