Is Social Media the Food for Eating Disorders?

There has been an increasing amount of media coverage about the connection between social media and eating disorders such as anorexia. The Internet is now a melting pot for ED communities who both glorify the disorder as well as provide support. Groups that promote trends like #Thinspiration are unconsciously encouraging EDs and are being targeted for better policing to reduce the pressure on ED sufferers.

However, other more positive communities provide a comfortable support network that enables an environment to share feelings and help regain control of sufferers’ lives. This infographic is a precise and fair account of both sides of story and was put together by Life Works Community – a leading behavioural health clinic specialising in health disorders and addictions.




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