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Key ingredients in the eating disorder mix

Celebrities with Eating Disorders

Perhaps we need to start looking more at why we place such a value on celebrity

The media draws in people vulnerable to scrutiny and rejection as well. Often the need to be perfect Is a way to try and cushion oneself from feeling vulnerable. For Eating Disorder sufferers, seeking perfection and the lure of celebrity status is an attempt to feel stronger but it often backfires because the industry is so harsh and perfection is unattainable.

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Judy Scheel, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., author of When Food Is Family, is the Founder and Executive Director of Cedar Associates Foundation.

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