4 signs of an eating disorder in overweight patients

Doctors are missing eating disorders in patients with high BMIs because of outdated stereotypes, says expert
Clare Pain

The stereotype of a young, wealthy female with an eating disorder is out of date and needs urgent revision, says a leading Australian psychiatrist and eating disorder specialist.

The oversimplified image means doctors are missing diagnoses in those with high BMIs, writes Professor Phillipa Hay in a commentary in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.