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Exploring how eating disorders affect doctors and their patients.
Karen Manias MBChB, Ph.D.
Doctors with eating disorders often find it difficult to ask for help. Here are some of the underlying reasons for their tendency to conceal and neglect their own ill health.
Part 2: Body size is not a medical diagnosis. We must examine how irrational fear of fatness and indiscriminate prescription of weight loss are damaging people's health.
Part 1: Implicit weight bias is pervasive in medicine. Doctors must take a hard look at our biases to recognise the harm we may inadvertently cause to ourselves and our patients.
Traits such as perfectionism and self-discipline can contribute to success in medicine. But it is also an ideal breeding ground for eating disorders.
Sharing the story of my journey to become a doctor, and some of the insight I gained along the way.
Opening the conversation about eating disorders in the medical profession, and how they affect doctors and their patients.
Karen Manias, MBChB, Ph.D., is a doctor specializing in pediatric oncology with an interest in mental health in the medical profession.