Anorexic and bulimic is a term that does not exist

In group therapy today one therapist told us that one of the first things she learned in her classes at college for therapy was that people with eating disorders are simply that…people with eating disorders. They are not anorexic or bulimic, they are people with eating disorders. As far as I’m concerned, this was taught in a college class, not said by a random person without any knowledge of eating disorders, the many people who use these words, so therefore I believe this to be true, that these words are not actual words. This takes away the motivation of doing awful things to ourselves because we feel it is our identity. If anyone uses the words anorexic or bulimic around me, I will accurately say that they are wrong. 

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