The Elephant in the Room: What the struggle with body image tells us about the psychology of eating disorders, and their real causes

Eating disorders are often reduced to struggles over body image. Those struggles are a symptom of the illness, not the cause, and reveal a lot about the psychology of the illness.

Advertisements

Eating Disorder Awareness Week (4): Now you know what to look for, what should you do?

In the last blog post, I tried to describe what it feels like to have an eating disorder, and set out the symptoms for the diffferent categories of the illness, not just anorexia. According to BEAT, 1.25 million peopole are living with an eating disorder, but that statistic may be an underestimation due to the … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week (4): Now you know what to look for, what should you do?