Why Do People Use the Term ‘Eating Disorder’ So Nonchalantly?

Question by Jules, E, and Liam 🙂: Why do people use the term ‘eating disorder’ so nonchalantly?
I just noticed that with lots of categories and in lots of places, people say “I have an eating disorder.” I am just wondering what these folks consider an eating disorder? Because lots of people have issues with food…seems to be a general problem in the American society. But an eating disorder is a real mental condition that requires (absolutely) hospitalization or therapy to overcome. It is a life-long addiction. I guess it just puzzles me as to how people say it so lightly. Any thoughts on this? Has anyone else noticed? Am I way, way off base here?

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Answer by SusanS
Eating disorders are not to be taken lightly. They can be life-threatening.

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