Monday, May 3, 2010

Oprah and Eating Disorders

What are your thoughts about Oprah's 8 episode series that will document a group of patients as they undergo a 42 day eating disorder recovery program? Will it be done respectfully? Will they sensationalize the experience? Will you watch?

I am hopeful that this show as well as the E! eating-disorder mini series will bring a lot more attention to eating disorders and hopefully help with :

  • Reducing stigma
  • Increasing awareness about treatment for patients, families and health care providers
  • Improving diagnosis rates and referrals to treatment
  • Increase awareness of insurance issues and improve reimbursements
That's just for starters. Please add your wish lists. I could go on and on but want to hear what you hope for.

I would love to hear your thoughts.

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