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Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #1: You can tell by looking at someone

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Myth # 1: You can tell by looking at someone that they have an eating disorder

In this first of a series of videos, Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, explains why you can't tell if someone has an eating disorder by their appearance. The video was excerpted from a talk, "Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities," presented at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD.

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Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #2: Families are to Blame

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Myth # 2: Families are to blame

In this second in a series of videos debunking nine myths about eating disorders, Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, explains why families are not to blame.  The video was excerpted from a talk, "Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities," presented at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD.

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Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #3: Mothers are to Blame

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Myth # 3: Mothers are to blame

In this third of a series of videos debunking nine myths about eating disorders, Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, explains why mothers are not to blame.  The video was excerpted from a talk, "Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities," presented at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD.

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Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #4: Eating Disorders are a Choice

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Myth # 4: Eating Disorders are a Choice

In this fourth of a series of videos debunking nine myths about eating disorders, Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, explains why eating disorders are not a choice.  The video was excerpted from a talk, "Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities," presented at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD.

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Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #5: Eating Disorders are the province of white upper-middle class teenage girls

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Myth # 5: Eating Disorders are the province of white upper-middle class teenage girls

In this fifth of a series of videos debunking nine myths about eating disorders, Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, explains that eating disorders affect women and men across the lifespan.  The video was excerpted from a talk, "Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities," presented at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD.

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Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #6: Eating Disorders are Benign

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Myth # 6: Eating Disorders are Benign

In this sixth in a series of videos debunking nine myths about eating disorders, Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, discusses the heightened risk of suicide associated with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.  The video was excerpted from a talk, "Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities," presented at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD.

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Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #7: Society Alone to Blame

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Myth # 7: Society Alone is to Blame

In this seventh in a series of videos debunking nine myths about eating disorders, Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, discusses evidence for gene-environment interactions in eating disorders.  The video was excerpted from a talk, "Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities," presented at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD.

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Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #8: Genes are Destiny

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Myth # 8: Genes Are Destiny

In this eighth in a series of videos debunking nine myths about eating disorders, Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, discusses evidence for environmental factors in eating disorders.  The video was excerpted from a talk, "Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities," presented at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD.

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Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #9: Eating Disorders are for Life

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In this ninth in a series of videos debunking nine myths about eating disorders, Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, explains that eating disorders are treatable.  The video was excerpted from a talk, "Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities," presented at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD.

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