Anorexia nervosa is the rarest of the eating disorders but gets most of the attention: why? What is the history? How can we change it?
We hear from parents all over the world who feel isolated and unheard because the deadly dangerous eating disorder their person has is not considered a “real” disorder or is less dangerous. In fact, all eating disorders carry a 10% mortality rate and all eating disorders cause terrible suffering and are difficult to treat. We don’t need to hear less about anorexia nervosa but we do need to raise the full range of eating disorders up to equal attention and urgency. No one should receive less support or understanding because they don’t “qualify” for an anorexia diagnosis.
Join F.E.A.S.T. for another Tough Topic Thursday live discussion to explore why anorexia nervosa gets the attention: the history, the controversies, the harms, and some interesting ways we can change this perspective as a community to include all eating disorders and include all families.