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Selfie culture ‘fuelling rise in dangerous eating disorders’


The “selfie” culture could be fuelling an increase in eating disorders such as anorexia, a leading expert has warned.

Dr Alex Yellowlees, a consultant psychiatrist at the Priory hospital group, said a worrying trend for online anorexia “diaries”, charting people’s descent into starvation, complete with photographs, is exposing those susceptible to eating disorders to a new level of psychological pressure.

The Priory Group, one of the biggest providers of treatment for eating disorders in the UK outside the NHS, said it had seen a 15 per cent rise in adult patients admitted with such conditions in the last year alone.


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