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Stop The Weight Game in Diagnosing Eating Disorders

So many of my psychotherapy clients, people who have attended the ED support group and social clubs, those who have attended consultations, those who I have chatted to in focus groups and those I have met in many other situations regarding eating disorders have told me how they have been denied access to help and support because of weight, not looking a certain way or not looking ill enough.

I have been in the field of eating disorders since 2001 when I was initially a researcher in psychology and, sadly, little has changed since then. Certain services still base access to help and support on the individual's weight. This can be dangerous: a ‘controllable’ range of behaviours can very easily turn into a serious illness with devastating consequences.

While Talking EDs is a private practice, I am proud to say we never ever discriminate access to services based on someone's weight or how ill they might or might not be.
Read more here https://eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk/abouteating…/index.html and feel feel free to share our poster below. 

Thanks, Alexandra

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