Eating disorders affect around 9% of the population worldwide, with an estimated 29 million Americans impacted during their lifetime.

Contrary to previous beliefs linking eating disorders primarily to young, wealthy white women in Western societies, we now know they can affect anyone. They impact individuals of all ages, races, cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statuses, regardless of sexual or gender identity.

Despite this awareness, misconceptions and stigmas about eating disorders still exist and can prevent individuals from seeking help or acknowledging the need for treatment. Additionally, the emergence of and easy access to GLP-1 agonist medicines raises concerns about exacerbating the hidden epidemic of eating disorders, allowing patients to avoid appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

In this presentation, we will discuss the most common eating disorders, explore the need for a multidisciplinary approach, and examine the role of homeopathy as a therapeutic intervention.


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