The number of middle-aged women suffering from bulimia increased last year in what experts are calling the "Desperate Housewife Syndrome."
Most of the women on the show are in their 40s, but look as if they're in their 20s. They are beautiful, thin and have amazing sex lives.
Clinics in Scotland have seen four times the number of women aged between 30 and 50 seeking treatment since last year.
This is not a very good term "desperate housewife syndrome," because it's inappropriate to link women suffering eating disorders with "shallow" television characters. It is not just housewives, but women from all walks of life, all ages and backgrounds - no matter how intelligent or successful they are.