Does TikTok Contribute to the Normalization of Eating Disorders? Let’s Unpack. - You Matter

"It’s important to recognize the behavioral signs, such as attitudes that emphasize weight loss and control of food, discomfort with eating in public, mood swings, and withdrawal from friends and usual activities, rather than just physical changes in an individual. If you do detect warning signs, remember to leave stigma and stereotypes behind and to engage in a sincere convo with your friend or loved one."

*Content Warning – Eating Disorders: This article discusses language around eating disorders and weight loss in online spaces like the app TikTok.*

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