Cultural myths and misunderstandings about eating disorders are harmful to sufferers and their families and impact on a patient's ability to access treatment and recover fully. People looking for information find confusing, contradictory recommendations and resources, often based on pseudoscience and long-held, out of date beliefs, rather than medical research.
'Nine TRUTHS about eating disorders' below is produced by a collective of medical professionals and advocacy groups. We believe dispelling the myths and stating the facts about eating disorders is a vital step in improving outcomes for patients and their families
Nine TRUTHS about eating disorders
* "Nine Truths" was produced by a group of leading organizations in the field of eating disorders in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.