A Conversation on ED Myths

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this weeks episode, Han is joined by Dr Emily Setting. Emily was diagnosed with atypical anorexia in 2019, and is very passionate about debunking the stigmas associated with eating disorders.

We start by talking about Emily's experience, and how she developed an eating disorder in her adult years and how this came about for her. We spoke about her experience of gaining support from the GP, how her BMI didn't mean the criteria for anorexia nervosa, and the impact the comments the GP made on her eating disorder.

Throughout our conversation we come back to stigmas that our community felt need to be demystified in eating disorders, these include:

  • EDs only occur in teenage women.

  • Everyone with an ED is underweight.

  • People with EDs don’t like food.

  • People with EDs are attention s ... 

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