Truth #1: You can’t tell by looking at someone whether they have an eating disorder.
Truth #2: Families are not to blame.
Truth #3: Families can be the patients’ best allies in treatment.
Truth #4: Eating disorders are not choices, but serious biologically-influenced mental illnesses
Truth #5: Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses.
Truth #6: Eating disorders carry an increased risk for both suicide and physical/medical complications.
Truth #7: Genes play a role in eating disorders, but environment also influences their development
Truth #8: Genes are not destiny when it comes to eating disorders.
Truth #9: Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible.