Hi! My name is Tetyana. I run the Science of Eating Disorders blog (at scienceofeds.org).
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I mostly post about eating disorder research but I do also often post about research in psychiatry, psychology, genetics, and neuroscience, general mental health stuff, as well as pretty art and photography.
UK vs. US in media reporting of eating disorders
similar demographic profiles (age, race, gender)
genetic and biological causes are NOT MENTIONED at all in the 100 US articles analysed but mentioned in 8/141 UK articles
clinical complications are 4 TIMES more likely to be mentioned in UK media vs. US
treatment is2 TIMES more likely to be reported in UK news media than in US news media
recovery is MUCH LESS discussed in UK news as compared to US news
Overall, UK coverage is less optimistic and contains more medical information
Shepherd, E., & Seale, C. (2010). Eating disorders in the media: The changing nature of UK newspaper reports European Eating Disorders Review, 18 (6), 486-495 DOI: 10.1002/erv.1006