Heather (red_roses_too) wrote in ed_ucate,

I searched through the memories and I don't think this was covered, so if I am wrong, please feel free to point me there.

That being said: I've heard/seen many complaints over the lack of education in school systems when it comes to eating disorders around here.  I, myself, believe this to be true.  In my own experiences of looking thru college texts I am amazed at how little they say and/or how stereotypical they are.  Before I found this LJ, I just thought not much research was done on these sort of things. Many texts still site the rich-white-girl-with-overbearing-parents-who-push-her-too-hard-to-be-perfect reason behind anorexia. But only anorexia, not bulima, not ed-nos, not BED/COE.  Now I realize (because of being a member here) that a lot of scientific research/articles/essays are out there.  So my question to you ladies is:

What do you think should be in text books? From an eating disordered ( or someone who is not disordered, but thinks the knowledge out there is minimal) persons point of view? Should they focus more on criteria for all EDs? Or more focus on the mental aspect?  Do you think that since most texts mainly focusing on anorexia this may be a part of why it is considered the "best ED"?



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