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An eating disorder is not just a personal battle – it's also a battle with public perception

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The movie Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, dealt with the theme of eating disorders

The movie Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, dealt with the theme of eating disorders

The movie Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, dealt with the theme of eating disorders

There is a public perception that individuals with eating disorders have a greater degree of control over their condition

When you think of a person affected by eating disorders, what type of person do you think of? Do you think of eating disorders in the same way as other mental health difficulties or do you see them differently? How does all this impact on the lives of individuals affected? As this week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I looked into the research to understand why we need an awareness week at all.


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