About 30 million people of all ages suffer from an eating disorder in the United States, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Photo: Alamy

Instagram eating disorder ‘recovery accounts’ offer support – but shouldn’t replace professional help, experts say

  • Social media is often blamed for fuelling some eating disorders, but it has also helped people who are recovering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating
  • While social media recovery groups have helped some people, experts caution it should not replace professional treatment
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About 30 million people of all ages suffer from an eating disorder in the United States, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Photo: Alamy
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Sasha Gonzales

Sasha Gonzales

Sasha writes about a variety of subjects, from health and beauty to design, architecture, food and travel. Her work has appeared in a number of publications in Asia, including Wine & Dine, The Peak, SilverKris and Her World Singapore. She has been writing regularly for the South China Morning Post since 2011.