Overlooked and Misunderstood
Psychiatry residencies are 5 years in length - however, an average of only 3 hours of this time is spent learning about #eating #disordertreatment/management. Eating disorders are extremely overlooked and misunderstood by health care professionals, leaving sufferers untreated and #alone. As prevalence of these mental illnesses has been steadily increasing since the 1930’s, the neglectful handling of disordered eating behaviours is an issue that needs to be addressed.
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