Anorexia blogs should not be condemned: experts

The communications experts argue controversially there may be benefits in pro-ana bloggers providing support to each other, and they say community “moral panic” about such activities may be unwarranted.

The researchers said their study, which involved interviewing 33 bloggers from Europe, North America and New Zealand, is the first to actually ask the bloggers about their motivations instead of merely conducting website content analyses.

The study participants emphasised the social support they received online, how it helped them cope with the stigma

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