Psychologist dispels myths about eati...

Psychologist dispels myths about eating disorders

There are 5 comments on the Oroville Mercury-Register story from Aug 27, 2010, titled Psychologist dispels myths about eating disorders. In it, Oroville Mercury-Register reports that:

A common opinion about anorexia is that it's about trying to get skinny. It's not, said psychologist Lisa Petersen, co-owner and clinical director of a center in Sacramento that treats eating disorders.

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youngling

Miami, FL

#1 Aug 28, 2010
I hate when they just focus on women...men get eating disorders as well.
Rivercity

Portland, OR

#2 Aug 31, 2010
youngling wrote:
I hate when they just focus on women...men get eating disorders as well.
Too right. Not only that but Lisa Petersen plumbs new depths of ignorance in her explanation of the causes of eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa. The idea that "eating disorders develop as symptoms of other things" has been so thoroughly debunked as an explanation that it's embarrassing to see a provider still go on record as believing it. Anorexia nervosa is a brain disorder caused by powerful but poorly understood brain chemistry. It's like other brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, which are themselves biological illnesses just like cancer or diabetes. Ms. Petersen is a quack, pedaling discredited theories to make a buck. It's a shame the Oroville Mercury Register can't distinguish snake oil from science. But then again that might take a little research. For some facts on anorexia nervosa see nationaleatingdisorder.org or this post http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/07/... (from 2005!! And we are still spouting this nonsense!).
anonymous

Chico, CA

#3 Sep 3, 2010
Is eating too much considered an eating disorder?

“the baby who would be king!!!!”

Since: Jan 07

fort worth

#4 Dec 22, 2010
anonymous wrote:
Is eating too much considered an eating disorder?
yes

overeaters anonymous addresses that issue
Roberto

UK

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