Eating Disorders Are Not Narcissism

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"Sian shares her dismay over the recent comments by a well-known media figure in the UK that eating disorders are ‘narcissism’.

Sian’s experience of working in the field of addiction, and of having a family member with anorexia, leave her in no doubt - eating disorders are about compulsion, repetition and a loss of freedom, not narcissism.

She points out that anorexia has the highest mortality rate of the any of the psychiatric presentations. She encourages anyone who suspects they may have an eating disorder, or who are experiencing difficulty in their relationship with food to get professional help, and to access free, lasting self-help resources.

There are a number of 12 Step fellowships who will offer experience, strength and hope to anyone struggling with these issues. Above all, she emphasises - stay hopeful. There will be a way forward."

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"I realized that eating disorders never disappear, they simply shuffle themselves to the backs of closets and lurk, whether waiting for control or acceptance."

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