What’s worse, an eating disorder lacking a clear label can deter people from help. “Often people with eating disorders of any type really minimize it” – name or no name, DeNicola says.
That tendency can be even greater when the condition’s identity is elusive, Kracov says. “When you don’t fit into those categories it’s really easy to say, ‘That’s not me. This isn’t a problem,’ when really, you’re still thinking about food all of the time – it’s taking over your life,” she says.
Read more about it here (from February 2015): When Your Eating Disorder Doesn’t Have a Name.
What’s really interesting to me is that I began eating again during my study abroad in Argentina (a girl in the above article re-discovered food in German). I’m interested to know how we can create experiences like that for people with disordered eating who don’t have the opportunities that we did.
And the thesis develops…