Obesity not an eating disorder

I'm glad to hear the news today that "obesity" is not to be considered a psychiatric disorder. I have been very concerned about this idea just as I am about diagnosing being underweight as an eating disorder.

Weight is not a psychiatric condition. Weight is sometimes the result of behaviors driven BY a mental illness, however.

Diagnosing mental illness by weight would be like diagnosing anxiety by bitten nails or OCDs by how clean one's hands are.


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