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Three eating disorder specialists on why the viral “heroin chic” article is so harmful

Kerrie Jones, a leading eating disorder psychotherapist and founder of Orri, points out, it’s highly damaging as it reinforces the notion that women can (and should) change how we look as and when celebrities dictate it – with no regard for our actual health.

… Body image problems are one of the strongest risk factors for the development of an eating disorder – and as Jones points out, this unrealistic and pressured media showcase only promotes these.

“Bodies, and particularly women’s bodies, have dominated headlines for decades, with the media assigning a magnified value to them,” she shares. “From a young age, we are told messages and beliefs about our bodies that go on to become a narrative for how we see the world, ourselves, and our bodies, within it.”

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