Experts Claim Passion for Eating Healthy Has Become a Mental Disorder

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Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

When you finally realize that mainstream food companies are basically selling us food full of chemicals and devout of nutrients, you may, like many others, start to become a little fanatic about reading ingredients lists, seeking out GMO-free products, supplementing with superfoods, and actually paying attention to what goes into your body.

Well, guess what? Now, you suddenly may have a mental disorder, at least according to scientists at the University of Northern Colorado who conducted a case study about the obsession of eating healthy. This new eating disorder is called orthorexia nervosa (ON) and is said to be driven by a fear of being unhealthy and disgust for low-quality food.

“Orthorexia nervosa (ON) is a term introduced to describe a condition characterized by a pathologic obsession for bio-logically pure and healthy nutrition.” ~Ryan M. Moroze, MD. et al [1]

The psychologists conducting the study argue that healthy eating can become dangerous if one becomes fixated on the types of ingredients in food, how the food is cooked, and what materials are used to prepare it. Those “suffering” from orthorexia may take extra time to prepare their food and carefully consider what they are willing to eat.


In this day and age, 90% of grocery store shelves, at least in the United States, are filled with processed foods, most of which are scientifically engineered to create physical and psychological dependency. Mega-portion processed meals have lead to spiking rates of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity. Shouldn’t conscientious effort to prepare and eat healthy foods be called sensible and smart instead of potentially dangerous?

Let’s agree that obsessive behavior is never really healthy, regardless of the situation. So what’s really the danger? Thomas Dunn, associate professor of psychology at the University of Northern Colorado and co-author of a recent paper believes the following:

“Such draconian diets can lack essential nutrients, and they make the vitamins and minerals a person does get from meals of exclusively, say, leafy greens, impossible for the body to absorb. This can lead to fragile bones, hormonal shifts, and cardiac problems, along with psychological distress and entrenched, delusional thinking.” [2]

We have been so meticulously programmed by food marketers that mainstream processed foods are “natural” “healthy” and “nutritious”, yet the statistics speak for themselves: the typical mainstream diet is making us unhealthy. Regardless of the substantial rise in obesity and numerous diseases, even people that follow the mantra of “healthy diet and exercise” are finding it increasingly difficult to be healthy because food bought in stores is just not what is used to be.

In the face of declining public health, doctors pump us full of pills that don’t really address the issue. Food corporations only care about profits, and their marketers lie to help them get those profits. Who else is left to help us find a path toward optimum health but ourselves?

How can you judge if you or someone you love is suffering from orthorexia? Similarly to most other mental illness assessment, a quick review of a checklist of potential traits will do. According to Dunn, if you identify with two or more of the following traits, you might need to see a counselor:

1. You consume a nutritionally unbalanced diet because of concerns about “food purity.”

2. You’re preoccupied about how eating impure or unhealthy foods will affect your physical or emotional health.

3. You rigidly avoid any food you deem to be “unhealthy,” such as those containing fat, preservatives, additives or animal products.

4. You spend three or more hours per day reading about, acquiring or preparing certain kinds of food you believe to be “pure.”

5. You feel guilty if you eat foods you believe to be “impure.”

6. You’re intolerant of other’s food beliefs.

7. You spend an excessive proportion of your income on “pure” foods. [4]

Considering this list, I’m a certified health nut!

If psychologists are so eager to create new mental illness, why not create a fancy label for the people participating in hot-dog eating contests, contributing to the daily consumption of 1.9 billion servings of Coca-cola products, or opting for the quad-stacked Big Mac and supersize fries.

“Orthorexia has not yet found its way into the latest edition of the psychiatric bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), yet is commonly being lumped in with other eating disorders. Stepping back and looking at the ones pushing this label on us shows highly questionable motives. Psychiatry as a whole is deeply in bed with a pharmaceutical industry that makes the drugs to “treat” every one of these “disorders.” It is often these companies that are wielding influence behind the scenes to invent more mental health categories with their toxic products as the answer.” ~ Jefferey Jaxen [5]

Sources:

[1] http://www.psychosomaticsjournal.com/article/S0033-3182(14)00050-4/abstract

[2] http://www.popsci.com/striving-perfect-diet-making-us-sick

[3] http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/07/health/orthorexia/

[4] http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Weekend/story?id=3191903&page=1

[5]  http://naturalsociety.com/officials-declare-eating-healthy-mental-disorder/

About the Author

Anna Hunt is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She and her husband run a preparedness e-store outlet at www.offgridoutpost.com, offering GMO-free storable food and emergency kits. Anna is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her excellent articles here. Visit her essential oils store here.

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  • Cheryl

    Jesus, the only signs of sickness in this article are contributed by the so-called “scientists” writing about this ridiculous “new” disease. Wow, now big pharma will come out with more heavily side-effect loaded drugs that’ll make us….what, want to go back to eating poison with our dinner?

  • wombleranger

    The real mental illness is in believing anything these so called experts say, that and being either Republican/Democrat as we all know there are no differences between the parties or their hatred for Americans. Sounds crazy huh?

  • craigdc

    This study was probably done by someone who was financed by the garbage food industry or who will otherwise benefit from creating another obsession. Big food and corporations are under a lot of heat coming from attention being directed to their unhealthy and disease causing products. Billions of dollars are at stake.

  • bv

    See how top corporations like Monsanto even control the Dept of Education?

  • CJ

    This comment is a bit late in the conversation, but has it ever occurred to anyone that “thinking” being synonymous with mentality is a dis-order in and of its self.
    Animals, the kind with four legs that run around in the outdoors do not think, yet they know what is instinctively good for their stomachs. One would not say that an animal has a mental or otherwise dis-order. Conversely a “human” that instinctively searches for food that is good for them self is acting in tune with nature to preserve their body. Where does any mentality come into the equation.
    I concur that “thinking” is a dis-order.

  • Lila Joseph

    I am happy to say that inspite of the difficulties of obtaining the right sort of ingredients at the normal supermarkets I persist in my aberations. I am a mentally disturbed health nut!

  • RealeyesRealizeReallies

    No it’s not. It’s the “color” of….. Nothing is what it seems, you can believe what you want.

    • BDBinc

      The private (and govt) research grants do place the fiscal burden of on the people as does the burden of govt subsidies these company’s get on the grants.

      Who is it that you believed funded and will fund more psych research mentioned in this article ?

  • Donald Holland

    “Experts” are Democrats seeking more control over our lives?

  • Nubmaeme

    OK, I know this is all about mind control, food control and, yes, eventually gun control, but where does that leave those of us who have to read labels due to food allergies? Not mention, most of that heavily processed junk doesn’t even taste good. Are those of us with allergies supposed to ignore the labels, eat the crap anyway and get sick or worse? Oh wait, that’s what they want, isn’t it!?

  • Karen McKim-Altman

    “food full of chemicals and devout of nutrients…..” DEVOID of nutrients?

  • Jolly Roger

    yeah, yeah, yeah….you’re crazy if you’re not willing to live on Pop-Tarts, so we’ll have to take your guns away.

    600 new “mental disorders” were added to their catalog of insanity, with no empirical data to support any of them, just so Obama can play Joe Stalin and subject anyone who disagrees with him to a chemical lobotomy.

    Avoid all doctors, psychiatrists, the entire college crowd, and the “scientific community”, whose only scientific achievements of late involve weaponry, surveillance tech, and lying to the uneducated.

    Don’t worry. All of their heads are coming off soon enough.

  • PJ London

    Anorexia is an eating disorder. Would you say that Psychology is a “Science”? Please give any reference to the psychological pathology of Anorexia or ODD.

    • Salmane

      And yes, psychology is a science. Psychology is studied using scientific experiments as well as statistics just like any other science.

      That you have an effed up definition of the meaning of the word “science” doesn’t mean that psychology is not a science.

      • PJ London

        Ah so no answers then, just denial.

        No pathology just waffle, cannot be medical just waffle.

        Here is a definition of “science”

        1. Science explains using mechanisms, whereas pseudoscience lacks mechanistic explanations.

        2. Science uses correlation thinking, which applies statistical methods to find patterns innature, whereas pseudoscience uses dogmatic assertions, or resemblance thinking, which infers that things are causally related merely because they are similar.

        3. Practitioners of science care about evaluating theories in relation to alternative ones, whereas practitioners of pseudoscience are oblivious to alternative theories.

        4. Science uses simple theories that have broad explanatory power, whereas pseudoscience uses theories that require many extra hypotheses for particular explanations.

        5. Science progresses over time by developing new theories that explain newly discovered facts, whereas pseudoscience is stagnant in doctrine and applications.

        I am a practising CBT therapist, so don’t think that I am as ignorant as others you can bully.
        Anorexia and Obesity are behavioural problems, not mental disorders.

        • Salmane

          Oh, I tried to answer, but this damn website keeps blocking my answers because they contain links.

        • Salmane

          “Comorbidity of anxiety disorders with anorexia and bulimia nervosa.”
          “Reward-related decision making in eating and weight disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence from neuropsychological studies.”
          “Attachment and mentalization and their association with child and adolescent eating pathology: A systematic review.”

          There, go google that.
          And if you need something to get behind the paywalls, there is something called sci-hub,org.

          That’s just a start. Do you want me to keep going? Pubmed has 39,549 full-text articles mentioning anorexia and

          73,403 mentioning eating disorders. Many of those treating of comorbidities and neurological development. That you don’t know your way around scientific publications doesn’t mean that it’s non-existent. It just mean that you have have preconceptions and are unscientific.

          • PJ London

            OMG People with Anorexia or Bulimia are also anxious at the same time, stop the presses. Anxiety is a Mental disease?

            People who don’t want to eat, didn’t want to eat as children! WOW earth shattering news.

            “Subjects in neuropsychological studies are individuals with brain injuries resulting from war, accidents, or conditions such as stroke or Parkinson’s disease.”
            Ah at last pathology, oops if your brain is injured, you display changed behaviour. Gee Sherlock, ya think. If your foot is injured, you don’t go to the fridge as often.

            I know my way around science, but I can’t be bothered with mumbo-jumbo that says if I don’t obey every stupid instruction and comply instantly, I am suffering from a “mental disorder”. On the contrary only fools who do obey and drink the psycho Koolaid are imbued with a mental disease, it is called “terminal stoopidity wishing to be nice and obedient”
            Nothing you cite has anything to do with science or medicine or pathology. Sure you can Prozac and Ritalin a person into doing whatever you want, but you can also just lobotomise and call that a cure.
            Oh wait, is that what they did to you, I am sorry.
            I change behaviour in dogs, horses and people, does that make me a dog psychologist, or a horse psychologist?
            Dumbass nonsense. Some behaviour such as Autism etc can be induced by chemical means, sure there is a link, but to date, no-one, no-one has been able to establish what the link is. Try F Crick and the Astonishing Hypothesis. Heck, try anyone, if you find anyone who has or can establish a direct link between mind, thought or attention and pathology, you would make a fortune.
            It ain’t been done sunshine.

        • Salmane

          Oh, another thing for you to google : “Anxiety and Depression Association of America”, then click “Understanding the facts” > “Related Illnesses” > “Eating disorders”

          Or are you going to say that depression and anxiety are behavioral problems too?

          • PJ London

            The very fact that Anxiety and depression are better treated through CBT proves that these are not medical problems.

            “The centre for CBT sees clients within three areas associated with eating problems.

            A. Obesity – Overeating and a raised Body Mass Index have been attributed to many other related psychological problems. These include poor self esteem, self worth, body image, self confidence, lack of motivation, social withdrawal, social anxiety and depression.

            B. Bulimea Nervosa – Clients suffering from BN binge-eat and them vomit, starve, exercise excessively or abuse laxatives to compensate for the weight gain associated with there binges. This regime keeps their weight in the normal range but at great cost to long term health and well-being.

            C. Anorexia Nervosa – Clients present with a Body Mass Index at least 15% below normal. There is an obsessional fear in the area of weight gain, and constant rumination (thinking, images, beliefs, attitudes) around body image and food intake, are invasive throughout the day.

            Causes of Eating Disorders

            No clinical studies can identify a single cause for the development of an eating disorder, factors can include: poor self worth, family problems, expectations of their peer group.”

            Not a single medical cause, merely behavioural.

            Show me where in the body , the thought occurs and I will agree, until then, it is no more medicine than shamanism.

      • CJ

        The assumption that Science is valid as an Absolute is where the whole thing gets lost. Science only proves what is already an established Fact, so using science as a root argument is starting off with what is not.

  • Robin Raven

    The psychiatry profession is like a bowl of granola- once you take away the fruits and the nuts, all you have left is the flakes.

  • Shelley Jones Beek

    I don’t deny that anorexics can latch onto the idea of purity and healthy food as another means of controlling food intake, but this is just another manifestation of anorexia, not another disorder. On the other hand, if someone does want to change their dysfunctional relationship to food we have learned from our culture, some obsession will be necessary to break the spell.

    • Salmane

      It’s another manifestation of anxiety and obsession.

  • Hp B

    Yeah, we’re crazy about breathing, too!

  • nicu78

    So who financed this travesty? Monsanto? Big process food business?
    For publishing studies like this there should be criminal indictments.
    Why?
    Because they advocating managed demise from the cradle to the grave.

  • Not really… they’ve been calling me “odd” for 50 years now… 😉

  • Troll!!

    • Salmane

      Please go look up “troll” on google because clearly you have no effing clue what that word means.

  • qweztionz5

    Interesting that the psychologists who undertook this farcical study are refereed to as scientists. At the university where I studied the psychology department was in the same building with the social sciences, ie.geography and sociology. They weren’t located with the sciences (such as chemistry and biology) or in the medical area.

  • abinico

    What’s next? Thinking nuclear wastes are bad is a mental disorder.

  • desertspeaks

    experts claim passion for eating healthy has become a mental disorder?? um experts at what, poisoning people?

    Look through these so called experts financial information, you’ll find they’re paid “BRIBED” by the same corporations that POISON PEOPLE! ie monsanto, et al.

  • Smokey

    Is that Kale? What, are you crazy?

  • medicis

    as a retired neuorpsychologist, I remind people what the soviets did if you expressed any dissent: You’d be evaluated by a state psychiatrist… then diagnosed with ‘anti-socialism’ disorder and then sent off to a gulag where you would at least be compelled to forced labor and or simply allowed (encouraged) to die. DSM V is a sham, mostly perverted for gov/soc control and to bring more profits to the hideously corrupt big pharma industry and to the psychiatry and psychology industries.

  • abinico

    In your first sentence, I think you mean devoid, not devout.

    • leevitowt

      You and I have pedantry disorder. Now take your meds. I’ve had mine, that’s how I resisted the urge to call ‘devoid.’

      • abinico

        Too much meds – making no sense.

  • Pierced Hands + Feet Ps.22:16

    Eat healthy from youth, you might keep most of your original teeth.
    Are those ‘experts’ dentist, or have stock in dental products ? 🙂

  • 11Mic22hael33

    They want us to eat the FrankenFood so that we get cancer and die. They want to label people who won’t eat their poison “mentally ill” in order to FORCE them to eat the poisons. These people, these “psychologists” should be locked up and given lobotomies because THEY are seriously and dangerously mentally ill. The people behind this should be given the death penalty for the billions of people they have poisoned and murdered. They have been getting away with this for decades. When will the people put a stop to it? We’ve got to get tough and do what needs to be done.

  • Shelley Jones Beek

    Thank you for this article. I have recently come down with orthorexia, or as I think of it, I have awoken from the mass hypnosis of our culture. It takes a bit of “obsession”, for awhile, to create a new habit, and a lot of obsession when that new habit is counter to cultural norms. Our relationship to food in our culture is beyond dysfunctional. Anyone who recognizes this looks crazy to those still hypnotized.

  • FTS!

  • Who cares what Doctor Dollar Sign has to say!
    What are they going to call the people who don’t care what they put in their pie hole? (oh that’s right – “useless eaters”)
    What’s going on? Is BigCORPfood feeling a little less revenue due to people

    shunning their poisons so it’s time to play the smear and defame game?
    Grow your own! Eat food you know about. Local sources mean fresher and more nutrient food.
    “The War On You”…what a joke!

  • readerrabbit

    Please learn to write or use a copy editor. I believe in your first sentence, you meant to say “devoid” of nutrients, not “devout”.

  • marty

    This is an insult to common sense,,just a paid lackey,, or a fe#!ing idiot ! If this guy qualifies as an expert,,its a waste of education.

  • Kevin Cowan

    Thomas Dunn, Big Agra thanks you for your support. So wanting to be healthy and eat healthy food is now a mental illness? Well, call me crazy then.

  • walcon

    “Hello, my name is Jim- I have orthorexia nervosa………and proud of it.”
    The psychologists once again have proven themselves useless and should be selling toiletries instead. I wonder how much fund monies they were paid to come up with this?

    • Wrong! “…cleaning toilets instead”

      I’ve recently dropped out of Psych Studies because, as another poster noted, it’s not a science, it’s voodoo… just another form of social control based on propaganda and fear. It’s also where Spin Doctors learn their evil occult trade.

      My altruism didn’t last too long…

  • disqus_q0fJBDaGHm

    so much for “the science”
    Psychology is not a science.
    How much did Monsanto pay for this BS?

  • emmanuelozon

    “Let’s agree that obsessive behavior is never really healthy, regardless of the situation.”

    Let’s not agree. Who are you to tell me that obsessively washing my hands, for example, is never really healthy? Or my obsession with drinking only water that has no added fluoride.

  • Salmane

    The problem has the same source as anorexia. It is an obsession that is based in desire for control over one’s body. Are you all saying that anorexia isn’t a mental disorder?

    • emmanuelozon

      There is no “problem”.

    • RealeyesRealizeReallies

      I would say they have a bad habit. Is it a mental disorder? Is biting your nails considered a mental disorder? Is an obsession with football or hockey a mental disorder? Is buying a lottery ticket regularly a mental disorder? Bad habits maybe but mental disorder, no.

    • Troll!! Stop reposting your own obsession please!

  • PhoenixSunFireWarriorPrincess

    What a CROCK!!
    When the BASIC INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL is now a “mental disorder”, the “doctors” need to get their heads screwed on straight.

    • Padraigin Eagle

      Tattoo Parlous: Basic In Ink

      Oh, their heads are screwed are on right, a’right, just right to psyop the sleeping masses via the Fraudian slip white coated a$$es, this be game that The Cabal daily play, Psycholotrists and Big Pharma handmaidens of the chosen devils’ karma, only the inane get involved in their toxic drama.

  • abinico

    So eating healthy is now a disease. What’s next? Will moderate exercise be a disease? How about an obsession with drinking clean water – that sounds like a disease. OMG, I see where this I going – it might affect Monsanto’s profits – OMG – no, please no!!!

  • Juliette A Landes

    whatever we eat, from wherever the source…thank it…bless it, but also strive to find organic food. We should all grow our own by now.

  • DarkStarAz

    Soon refrigerators will come with sensors so the government can monitor whats in there…

    • emmanuelozon

      They are already here. They are called “smart” appliances.

  • issanitydead

    quackery at its best. Worse yet taxpayers most likely funded this ridiculous ‘study’. Psychology is not science. It is todays voodoo.

    • RealeyesRealizeReallies

      Tax payers fund next to nothing anymore. You do realize that right? The bulk of funds used to publish research comes from grants. Grants have absolutely zero to do with tax payers.

  • Valas

    Sounds like these psychologists and “experts” are just sell-outs to the real life matrix… : /
    It also sounds like the current PTB are getting desperate to try and maintain control and herd conformity.
    I’m ODD too. Rebel on! 😛

  • Dimitri Ledkovsky

    Depending on what a search of your refrigerator yields could send you to the “psych ward”. Hey! That’s an old reliable tactic used in Stalinist USSR to suppress dissidents.

  • lorijb

    Eat healthy real food.

  • sunny733

    The United States is defined as a corporation.
    Look it up. Sad.

    peace

  • MysticYaz

    The psychopathic 1% so called Global Elite who are behind GMOs; water supply contamination with fluoride and other poisons; global fuel dumping by the Military 24/7 to sun block so nothing grows are killing bees and butterflies at an alarming rate and humanity with barium, strontium, cadmium, mercury & nano technology have a mental illness and should be removed from society.

    Let the 1% Global Elite inbreds eat Monsanto poisoned crops and cancer inducing GMO crops. Obviously Babylon is falling so the 3 year old emotional retards are throwing their dummies out their prams.

    • lorijb

      I’m sure the1% is eating the best of the best foods. The junk they peddle is for the rest of us makes them all richer.

  • LightWins4E

    I’m eating too healthy and it just keep getting worse and worse and I only just started. I better see a psychologist to prescribe me some meds to “fix” this problem. :p

    • Manimal

      Just subscribe to Monsanto recovery program…

    • emmanuelozon

      Then you’ll be labelled as “mentally unfit”, so you must turn in your guns.

    • AnotherLover

      You may have excessive mineral levels. Glyphosate is recommended.

  • abinico

    Eat recycled food – it’s good for the environment and OK for you.

  • william BINNIE

    mental illness for not believing government lies about food safety,interesting!

    • BDBinc

      Yes they have a mental illness for every point of disagreement with the govt’s lies and propaganda ( which is a corporation).That was why “psychology” was developed in the way it was. Treatments consisting of …. lobotomies, drugs=chemical vegetation, Electric shocks, lockups, labels and the academic belief in a total pseudo science.

      Its now a mental illness to defy authority. Non compliance is a behavior disorder called ODD (Oppositional defiant disorder). And you guessed it the oligarchy want to dope up young children and teens when independent thought/questioning their slavery first occurs.

      • william BINNIE

        Then I will happily declare myself to suffer from ODD

        • BDBinc

          Thats ODD.

        • Zu schlau für diese Scheiße

          Yup… me too!

      • 11Mic22hael33

        We need to do something about it before they take our guns away. These murderers are long overdue for real justice. The satanic marxist powers that be need to be brought to justice before they destroy all life on Earth.

        • Jolly Roger

          DON’T LET THEM TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY, IDIOT.

          USE THE GODDAMN THING. THAT’S WHY YOU BOUGHT IT.

    • Salmane

      The problem has the same source as anorexia. It is an obsession that is
      based in desire for control over one’s body. Are you all saying that
      anorexia isn’t a mental disorder??

      • Carl Corey

        They’re saying that anyone who shares two out of the seven listed behaviors has a mental illness and that is ridiculous.

        • Salmane

          No. YOU are saying that. The DSM is a GUIDELINE. It’s meant to be used by psychologists as a reference with JUDGEMENT and NOT as a checklist.

          • Carl Corey

            Sorry but no, re-read the article. The DSM is pseudo-scientific claptrap that would be better served if people used it for their home heating needs.

          • Salmane

            Sure, I’m going to rely on an article written by a woo woo biased against the establishment on a woo woo website that’s biased against the establishment.
            Rofl.

            Judgement sure isn’t your strong suit.

          • Carl Corey

            More like judgement isn’t your strong-suit. But hey! the world needs boot-lickers like you anyhow. How else would we know the difference between men with backbones and little cowards like yourself.

          • Mike

            Salmane, it’s okay that you love the head shrinkers and think that they actually have a real value. That’s very cute. The truth is, they just make up most of these mental illnesses to sell drugs. The DSM is a manual written by psychopaths for other psychopaths to project their warped ideas onto the rest of us.

      • Veri Tas

        There are no mental illnesses – i.e. illnesses of the mind.

        There are physical illnesses and nutritional deficiencies, the latter of which cause aberrant physical processes in the body (biochemical).
        Address the nutritional deficiencies and your “mental illness” is gone.

        Unless, the “mental illness” is a last-resort response of the person to chronic abuse and control (by families, society).

        Control is the underlying motive of society’s diagnoses of “mental illness” and, by extension of the pseudoscientific modality of psychiatry.

        The “mental illness” diagnosis – much like the modern-day genetic cause of physical diseases theory – conveniently lets society (families, school systems, the money system, government, industry, etc.) off the hook. The individual is quickly labelled and the matter is settled. No need for social change, for addressing environmental ills, reversing the trend in food degradation, and ditching our dodgy health care (disease-maintenance) model, etc.

        Why is no-one asking: What’s the reason for so many people, young and old, becoming unhinged?

        • Salmane

          Sorry. I didn’t notice what kind of website this article was on until now. Sure, go on with your woo woo semantics. The fact remains that these people are not well and need help and treatment. In other words, they are sick.

          • Veri Tas

            Drugs won’t make a difference.

      • PJ London

        Anorexia is not a mental disorder, it is an eating disorder.
        Are you claiming that all fasting is a mental disorder, is obesity a mental disorder?
        Is NOT having a desire for control over one’s body a mental disorder?

        • Salmane

          Eating disorders ARE mental disorders you dolt. Stop trying to be intelligent by yapping about something you clearly know nothing about and making things up.

          • PJ London

            Thank you for that incredibly helpful and enlightening response.
            Please show any pathology to support your claim that it is a “Mental disorder”.
            Please detail the exact (or even rough) locality of the body that this mental disorder resides.
            You are the one who accepts nonsense, psychology = pathology, and then tries to make it a medical matter.
            Why should anorexia (never mind healthy eating) be a “mental” disorder, and obesity a mere eating problem?
            Try thinking, rather than shouting and then perhaps enlightenment will come.
            If you wish to see a dolt, consult a mirror.

          • Salmane

            “Why should anorexia (never mind healthy eating) be a “mental” disorder, and obesity a mere eating problem?”

            Wow are you effing serious? Are you seriously comparing a sedentary lifestyle and having a bad diet, or just downright having been SOL with genetic with something like anorexia?!? You should stop. Right now. You’re just digging yourself a deeper grave, by showing how little of a clue you have about any of those things and how much crap you’re willing to make up to try to win an argument about something you clearly know nothing about.

            CBT therapist? Somehow I doubt that. You must
            be a pretty crappy one if you think obesity and anorexia are ANYTHING alike.

          • PJ London

            “I somehow doubt that” are you effing serious?

            Anytime you don’t like what someone says, you descend into insult, ad hominem.

            It is normal that as soon as you challenge the Psycho trolls, they immediately pretend that only their particular brand of religion (the great god fraud, oh sorry, freud) is true and all else is heretic.

            ADHD, oh yes I made that up.

            It is scientific, look at the evidence,

            PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS VOTED INTO EXISTENCE

            Psychiatry’s billing “Bible,” The Diagnostic & Statistical ManualPsychiatry’s diagnostic criteria are literally voted into existence and inserted into the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). What is voted in is a system of classification of symptoms that is drastically different from, and foreign to, anything in medicine. None of the diagnoses are supported by objective evidence of physical disease, illness or science.

            Get lost useless, you wouldn’t know science if liquid Nitrogen froze your nuts off.

          • Salmane

            And seriously, the mere fact that you think that eating disorders are not mental disorders pretty much nukes your credibilty.

          • PJ London

            Another brilliant riposte.
            Name calling and no data.

          • RealeyesRealizeReallies

            Down Vote – Useless comment.

          • Salmane

            Oh. Ouch. I feel really hurt. Not.

          • RealeyesRealizeReallies

            Could care less how you feel.

          • Salmane

            It takes a certain amount of intelligence to recognize sarcasm. Clearly you don’t have enough.

    • It’s ironic that a country that once used this as a paradigm of control appears to be the first one who might help point the way out of our current mess. Now it’s the Western Psychopaths who are using all the old dirty tricks in their struggling attempts to maintain control…

      Hang in there, Brothers and Sisters…

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