Video series that dispel the many myths about eating orders and help to distinguish between fact and fiction.
Eating disorders is an umbrella term used to describe the set of conditions characterised by disordered eating patterns, the most common of these being anorexia and bulimia. The following is a video series taken from a lecture, "Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities". The first episode explains why you can't tell if someone has an eating disorder by their appearance. Scroll down to view the other 8 videos.
Myth #1: You can tell by looking at someone that they have an eating disorder
(National Institute of Mental Health, USA, 2014)
- Myth # 2: Families are to blame
- Myth # 3: Mothers are to blame
- Myth # 4: Eating disorders are a choice
- Myth # 5: Eating disorders are the province of white upper-middle class teenage girls
- Myth # 6: Eating disorders are benign
- Myth # 7: Society alone is to blame
- Myth # 8: Genes are destiny
- Myth #9: Eating disorders are for life