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Eating Disorder Myths

Is This The Deadliest Myth About Disordered Eating?

Elizabeth Licorish | Posted 02.02.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Licorish

The longer we believe only skinny, white, affluent girls suffer from eating disorders, the more we isolate an entire community of not-skinny, not-white, not-rich, not-so-young, decidedly-not-female human beings, who suffer, not only with the soul-sucking burden that is an eating disorder, but with the belief they can't possible "have" what's killing them.

The Truth Behind Common Eating Disorder Myths

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Despite rising awareness among the general population and health care professionals alike, misconceptions about eating disorders, which have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, remain pervasive.