The typical stereotype
One of the biggest myths of an eating disorder is that it is a “girl thing.” But everything we have learned about eating disorders points at how it is not gender specific. Teen eating disorder recovery center, Aspire Wellness, teaches that eating disorders affect all people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. However, a recent study done in Sweden discovered many young females suffer from eating disorders when amongst a higher number of females. The research found that girls who go to a school where it is predominately girls are more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder. And while this does not mean eating disorders are just a “girl thing,” it does leave us with a lot of questions.
With data comes understanding
With this information a lot of questions arise but unfortunately there isn’t enough data to confirm anything yet.