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Frame from the video Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #1: You can tell by looking at someone .
Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #1: You can tell by looking at someone

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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Frame from the video Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #2: Families are to Blame .
Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #2: Families are to Blame

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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Frame from the video Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #3: Mothers are to Blame .
Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #3: Mothers are to Blame

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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Frame from the video Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #4: Eating Disorders are a Choice.
Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #4: Eating Disorders are a Choice

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

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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Frame from the video Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #6: Eating Disorders are Benign.
Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #6: Eating Disorders are Benign

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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Frame from the video Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #7: Society Alone to Blame.
Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #7: Society Alone to Blame

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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Frame from the video Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #8: Genes are Destiny.
Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #8: Genes are Destiny

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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Frame from the video Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #9: Eating Disorders are for Life.
Eating Disorders Myths Busted - Myth #9: Eating Disorders are for Life

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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