9 Truths about Eating Disorders
In May 2015, the Academy for Eating Disorders and several international advocacy organizations issued a document entitled “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” (nine truths website). The Academy for Eating Disorders wanted to emphasize truths rather than dispelling myths about eating disorders, as a way to offer evidence and create more general knowledge about eating disorders.
Many people with eating disorders look healthy, yet may be extremely ill.
Families are not to blame, and can be the patients’ and providers’ best allies in treatment.
An eating disorder diagnosis is a health crisis that disrupts personal and family functioning.
Eating disorders are not choices, but serious biologically influenced illnesses.
Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes and weights, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses.
Eating disorders carry an increased risk for both suicide and medical complications.
Genes and environment play important roles in the development of eating disorders.
Genes alone do not predict who will develop eating disorders.
Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Early detection and intervention are important.
He maha te hunga e pāngia ana e ngā mate kai he hauora ō rātau āhua, engari pea kei te tino māuiui.
Kāore nō ngā whānau te hē, ā, ko rātau pea ngā tino hoa o ngā tūroro me ngā kaiwhakarato e pā ana ki te whakamaimoa.
He raruraru hauora tētahi whakatau mate kai, ā, he whakararuraru i ngā whakahaere a te tangata me te whānau.
Ehara ngā mate kai i te kōwhiringa, engari he mate kino ēnei i whakaawetia e te koiora.
Ka whai pānga ngā mate kai ki ngā tāngata nō ngā ira tangata katoa, ngā iwi, ngā mātāwaka, ngā momo hanga me te taumaha, hōkakatanga, me ngā tūranga ohapori katoa.
Mai i ngā mate kai ko te piki haere o te mōrea o ngā raruraru mate whakamomori me te hauora.
He mea hira ngā ira me te taiao i roto i te whanaketanga o ngā mate kai.
Kāore mā ngā ira anake e tohu ko wai ka pāngia e ngā mate kai.
Ka taea te whakaora mai i tētahi mate kai. He mea nui kia tōmua te kite me te whakatikatika.