Why words matter

Progress in perhaps the most important sticking point in changing the way eating disorders are treated by insurance companies (and public opinion):

Redefining eating disorders as "biologically-based mental illnesses"

It isn't just semantics. It is the difference between seeing this as a choice (that one must choose their way out of) and an illness (for which there ARE effective treatments).

See also:
Academy for Eating Disorders Position Paper:
Eating Disorders Are Serious Mental Illnesses


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