Anorexia Nervosa & Related ED’s: Are Disorders Genuine Illnesses?


Anorexia Nervosa & Related ED’s: Are Disorders Genuine Illnesses? – Is Anorexia Nervosa (AN) a genuine illness? Is this disorder solely a result of Western societal veneration of thinness? Some claim that “disorders” are not actual “diseases.” Clinical data refute this opinion. The following video discusses clinical terminology; past and present descriptors of pathology and the current understanding of mental illnesses as defined by American Medical Association (AMA) and American Psychiatric Association (APA) protocols specific to AN and related eating disorders. What does all of this mean for sufferers? *Annotations for source documentation are added for reference throughout.*


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Charity's parliamentary push over eating disorders

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The charity has been providing support for those affected by eating disorders and has now launched a petition calling on parliament to provide resources for better treatment and staff training to deal with the issue. The move follows a 16 per cent rise …
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