The internet's role in eating disorders

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The internet's role in eating disorders

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The internet can put your child at risk for an eating disorder. There are things called pro-ana, anorexia, and pro-mia, bulimia, sites out there. They come and go on the internet because internet providers are really quite concerned about these messages on these internet sites. They show you how to be anorexic and show you pictures of anorexia. It can be very attractive to a child. I'm not sure what parents can do about it, except to know that it's there. It raises a whole issue about whether parents want to censor what their children do on the internet. I think with my children, from my point of view, it's more about time spent on the internet. Talking about what they are seeing, reading, and paying attention to. Out there on the internet are sites that promote anorexia and bulimia as a lifestyle. That's pretty chilling. That's how deep eating disorders run in our culture.

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Marcia Herrin, EdD, MPH, RD, is the founder of Dartmouth College’s nationally renowned nutrition programs. Currently, Dr. Herrin conducts a private practice in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Marcia received her doctorate in nutrition education from Columbia University. At the University of California-Berkeley, she received her master’s degree and completed a dietetic internship. More recently, Marcia has completed two trainings with James Lock and Daniel le Grange in Family-Based Treatment (Maudsley). She also is certified in Childhood, Adolescent, and Adult Weight Management. Besides a fulltime counseling practice, Marcia has written three books and is working on her fourth. The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders tells parents everything they need to know about eating disorders. Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders tells professionals everything they need to know about working with food in eating disorders. Marcia has been featured in People magazine and on Today and 48 Hours. Marcia credits much of her success with patients with eating disorders and obesity to her own struggles with and recovery from these conditions. Her childhood, as the oldest of six children growing up on a Montana ranch, is another significant influence.

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