Stereotypes, stigma and shame: Why we keep getting eating disorders wrong

This article contains discussion of eating disorders, self-harm and suicide In the public imagination, eating disorders (EDs) are simple problems with simple solutions. The narrative goes, people with eating disorders are exclusively thin, able-bodied, cisgender, straight white women obsessed with portion control and their own reflections. Treatment means force-feeding emaciated girls at inpatient facilities, and [...]

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