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February 02, 2015

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4:45 PM | 6 Common Eating Disorder Myths
There are many myths around eating disorders which create barriers for sufferers wishing to seek treatment. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders, only 1 in 10 people with eating disorders receive treatment. Yet, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders. Here are six commonly held […]

January 31, 2015

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3:48 PM | Whose Culture is it Anyway? Disentangling Culture and Eating Disorders – Part 5
We’ve begun to scratch the surface of the vast and growing literature on cultural context and eating disorders in the previous 4 posts in this series. Of course, as I reflected the other day, there could (maybe should?) be a blog solely devoted to this topic- each time I read another study in this area, it pulls me down the rabbit hole into another related area. In what will be the last part of this series for now, I’ll review a study by Bennett, Sharpe, Freeman, and Carson (2004) […]

January 28, 2015

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2:30 PM | Whose Culture is it Anyway? Disentangling Culture and Eating Disorders – Part 4
The more I write about culture and eating disorders, the more I want to know. I keep finding more articles to add to the mix; I know I’m far from the first to be interested in how culture and eating disorders intersect, and for that matter, what counts as “culture.” Still, this has been a fascinating exploration so far! In case you’re curious, this is to be the second last post in the series for now at least. There will be one more after this, about eating disorders in […]
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