Eating Disorders Awareness Week is approaching, so we thought we’d take on some of the common myths surrounding eating disorders. While we as a society are becoming more aware of the truth about eating disorders, there are still a lot of ugly myths doing the rounds. These myths often trivialise eating disorders, which is a bad thing as it may discourage sufferers from seeking treatment, or prevent friends and family from understanding how serious their loved one’s condition really is.
So, without further ado, let us dispel some myths about eating disorders:
- MYTH – EATING DISORDERS ARE ALL ABOUT VANITY
While there is some evidence to suggest a link between poor body image, the media, and eating disorders, this is likely to be one part of the problem, not the whole picture. Eating disorders are serious psychiatric illnesses whose development is very complex. Nobody willingly endangers their life through starving, … Read the restRead More