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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 25, 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 25, 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.

College magnifies eating disorders, learn to see the signs

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

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 Disorders reports the risk of death for those with anorexia nervosa is three times higher than it ...

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