Taking the mind out of body image disorders | Brain Study

This is an interesting article about how recent research seems to suggest that eating disorders like anorexia are more similar to disorders in the sense organs/how the sense organs connect to the brain than, in the extremely crude way I understand these things, purely psychological problems of self-esteem. It feels like this is a good way out, because anorexia makes no sense to me, so blaming it on something that seems fixable appeals, but that seems too easy when people with eating disorders seem to be pretty messed up mentally as well.

Another interesting post from this blog: Pathologizing the norm