Eating Disorders – Not What You Think – Butterfly: Let’s Talk Season 1, Episode 5

What do you think of when you hear the words “eating disorder”? Chances are, they’re not what you think.

This episode was released for Mental Health Month 2020. With the diverse ways in which eating disorders can occur—along with the many unhelpful myths about them—we’ve gone back to basics. We talk to Rupert about how his disorder evolved, to Astrid about what she learned about herself, to Christine about caring for a daughter whose illness progressed rapidly, and to psychologist Beth Shelton, who also directs the National Eating Disorders Collaboration.

Eating disorders are hugely underdiagnosed, yet they can have serious consequences for both a person’s physical and mental health. Understanding the basics is key to diagnosis, treatment, care and recovery. Let’s talk.

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