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... in response to What Causes Eating Disorders?
  1. Charlotte Bevan Charlotte Bevan United Kingdom says:

    Whilst well meant, I'm sure, this article is both inaccurate and offensive, as well as being some time-warp from the last century - literally.

    The focus on family issues is not proven, despite huge amounts of money and reams of rain forest being wasted on speculative clinical observations.  Parents do not cause eating disorders.

    The same can be said for cultural factors.  Causation and correlation are two different things.

    For up-to-date information on eating disorders please visit feast-ed.org.  For parents of children with eating disorders, there is a peer-to-peer forum at aroundthedinnertable.org.

    It is time to stop blaming and time to start treating eating disorders with evidence based treatments.

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