Life-threatening stigma is propagated by overvaluation of the relevance of body weight in eating disorders and healthcare in general. Outward physical symptoms are not a reliable metric for mental illnesses.
Words have the power to define what we see. With respect to mental illness diagnoses, this is no different. There's so much to be said about this topic, I'm elaborating a bit on here after one of my latest Instagram posts. (Keep in mind I am not a diagnostic professional, nor clinician, and my knowledge [...]