"I was made to feel like I was lazy [by GPs], that I had no willpower, that I just needed to lose weight. I left doctors' offices in tears, with discounted Weight Watchers memberships."
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What's your experience of Binge Eating Disorder (BED)? Many of the clients and groups we work with report that they aren't taken seriously by family, friends, their GPs and other health professionals and are often told to 'just eat less'.
Others are told they don't have a problem and just need to walk an extra 10 minutes or to are are told to stop being greedy. And these are the 'subtle' messages that those experiencing Binge Eating Disorder are given. We have (unfortnately) heard much worse and many with BED are just not met with empathy, validation or taken seriously, despite BED being the most prevalant of eating disorders.
What are your experiences? What do yo think? Are you as frustrated as we are with the way people experiencing BED are treated?
Help raise awareness of Binge Eating Disorders this national Eating Disorders Awareness Week so more people (professionals included!) understand a bit more of what's it's actually like to experience this devastating and destructive mental health condition.
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For help and support with eating disorders and a difficult relationship with food and eating, check out Talking EDs (Glasgow and West Eating Disorders Support Service):