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A diabetes drug is going viral for its supposed weight loss benefits—but there’s a seriously dark problem here

Marie Claire UK spoke to three qualified experts to get their take on the diabetes drug called Ozempic, including Orri’s Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Louisa Beckford.

Beckford adds that the drug capitalises on a deep-seated sense of insecurity that many of us have in who we are and how we understand our place in the world. ” Our physical body is a scapegoat for more fundamental or existential difficulties we may come up against in day-to-day life,” she explains.

This, in turn, can lead to unhealthy and dangerous behaviours in order to fit the narrative – for instance, restricting your diet or compensating for your food through exercise or purging. “Research has demonstrated the strong link between social media use, negative body image and eating disorder symptoms,” she adds.

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