Eating disorders thrive in secrecy, so let’s talk about it
“I was diagnosed over 20 years ago, and looking back, I feel privileged that I did meet the stereotype for anorexia and be forced into treatment. However, along the way, I have gained insight that people of all bodies share my struggles. And the use of weight/BMI to determine whether someone is struggling and should have access to treatment results in delayed diagnoses, limitations in access to care, prolonged suffering, invalidation, and shame.”
Jillian Rigert is an oral medicine specialist and radiation oncology research fellow.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Eating disorders thrive in secrecy, so let’s talk about it. Starting with BMI.“
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