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In the Media | Questions That Aren’t Being Asked About Eating Disorders in Black Women

When people think of eating disorders, they envision a white, adolescent female, middle or upper class, but eating disorders do not discriminate. When assessing, diagnosing, and treating Black women with eating disorders, it is vital to recognize all the ways emotions and connection are unique within the Black community.

The Renfrew Center’s Robia Smith-Herman, LCSW and Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LCMHCS, LPC, CEDS-S cover the questions that are not being asked about eating disorders in Black women—and what providers can do to change that.

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