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Opinion | The privilege of an eating disorder diagnosis

Opinion | The privilege of an eating disorder diagnosis

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor February 24, 2020
I am the thin woman who became thinner. I am white. I have health insurance that covered the cost of my treatment, and because of this, I had clinicians who fought for me when I couldn’t fight for myself. I got a diagnosis, and so, I have my life.
Opinion | We need to talk about orthorexia

Opinion | We need to talk about orthorexia

By Leah Mensch, Staff Columnist February 24, 2019
Since orthorexia’s symptoms can be difficult to recognize, opening a conversation about it is vital to helping adults, teenagers and health care providers recognize it at an early stage.
(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

College magnifies eating disorders, learn to see the signs

By Elise Lavallee, Columnist May 30, 2017

$0.93. That’s the value of all the research done per person on eating disorders in 2011, compared to the $44 per individual on autism or $81 per person on schizophrenia. Yet the Academy for Eating...

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