A school of giant, poisonous red herrings
Dr. O'Toole of the Kartini Clinic delivers a powerful blow against all-too-common nonsense about eating disorders:
Dr. O’Toole, author of “Give Food a Chance,” argues that anorexia is a brain-based disorder, more like epilepsy than anxiety or OCD.
Let's stop the ping-pong ball of "if it's not parents then it's the media" "if it's not media its academic pressure" "if it's not abuse it's a choice" "if it's not this then you're saying it is that." "no I'm not, I'm saying it's those!"
It's time to look at the facts and stop rehashing the same theories as if there's no alternative. There are things we know about eating disorders and things we know are not true. Finally, we've got more clinics and clinicians speaking up directly - and daring to go up against colleagues in the field - with clear language.