According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), "There is a commonly held view that eating disorders
are a lifestyle choice" (2016).
The most commonly suggested reason for the possible elevated risk for eating disorders
among transgender individuals is that many of them are trying to achieve the unrealistic standards of the ideal masculine or feminine body type.
According to figures from Beat, eating disorders
cost the UK economy PS8 billion every year.
"Although the negative physical and mental health consequences of eating disorders
have been well-documented, much less is known about the adult development of individuals with eating disorders
, particularly their social well-being," said Jennifer Tabler, lead author of the International Journal of Eating Disorders
Anyone wishing to learn more about eating disorders
and effective treatment is encouraged to register including students, professionals, and those affected by these illnesses.
as a lifestyle choice is becoming a trend.
"I have struggled with an eating disorder
for over 10 years and I take that very seriously," Lady Gaga told (http://www.eonline.com/news/524004/lady-gaga-responds-to-demi-lovato-s-slam-about-glorifying-eating-disorders-watch-now) E!
At this year's Family Medicine Conference, he will focus on how a family doctor in the UAE should provide primary prevention through health education, an early diagnosis of eating disorders
and monitoring of medical complications.
have serious medical and psychological health consequences including malnutrition, hypotension, suicide and electrolyte imbalances.
But DSM-5 does provide what patients with eating disorders
need most - hope.
In this first installment of a two-part article, I will focus on helping parents to understand eating disorders
and to recognize suspicious signs, symptoms and behaviors that may suggest an eating disorder
The tongue-in-cheek slogan, Men With Eating Disorders
: It's not the name of a band is used by NEDIC in their public awareness campaign.