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Overcoming Eating Disorders

Overcoming Eating Disorders

In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Renee speaks with Morehead State University student Haley Dyer about her struggles with anorexia. Also, University of Kentucky Assistant Professor of Sociology Mairead Moloney talks about the medical science relating to eating disorders and why it's not just a disease affecting adolescent and college women.
S11 E21 Length 28:59 Premiere: 2.26.16

Diagnosing and Treating Eating Disorders

Imagine looking in a mirror and not seeing yourself. Instead all you can see is a specific feature – the arch of an eyebrow, the shape of the waistline, the muscle tone of an arm or leg – and you criticize it for everything you believe to be wrong with it.

That was what Morehead State University senior Haley Dyer experienced when she looked in her mirror. Instead of seeing a bright, young biomedical student with a talent for music and writing, she only saw bits and pieces that had to be fixed. And in Dyer’s mind, the solution was extreme dieting and excessive exercise that eventually landed her in the hospital.

Dyer related her experiences with anorexia nervosa on KET’s Connections. Host Renee Shaw also spoke with Mairead Moloney, a medical sociologist at the University of Kentucky, about research on eating disorders.

A Struggle for Physical Perfection
For Dyer the mental criticism started in high school, and by her freshman year in college, she started to change her behavior patterns. She says she was driven to do whatever it took to look like the beautiful women she saw in movies and magazines and on social media websites.

“I was following what I thought was society’s standards for what a young woman should be,” Dyer says.

Convinced that her approach was reasonable and rational, Dyer didn’t waver from her diet and exercise regimen even as her family and friends began to express concern about her weight loss. By the time the normally petite Dyer lost 50 pounds, her body had reached a critical point that her mind struggled to accept.

“Even when I was hospitalized, there was a part of me that did not want to let go of the disorder,” Dyer admits. “I felt like it was my identity, and I felt like that was why people knew me was because I was thin.”

Understanding the Causes of Eating Disorders
Along with anorexia, Dyer suffered from a disorder called body dysmorphia, which UK sociologist Mairead Moloney defines as a tendency for an individual to see only the flaws, whether perceived or actual, in their bodies.

“They quite literally do not see themselves as they really are,” says Moloney. “It’s impossible for them to see themselves the way they are and so it’s a very, very tough psychiatric disorder.”

While many people can be self-critical about a physical feature, Moloney says body dysmorphia can lead to social isolation and obsessive behaviors like an eating disorder. Research indicates that about 40 percent of female college students have struggled with an eating issue, but Moloney says the problem isn’t limited to young women.

“Middle-aged and older women are the fasting growing demographic where we’re seeing eating disorders occur,” Moloney says. “It has a lot to do with the sexualization of women and this idea that they’re only worth their physical beauty and attractiveness. … We’ve really built a huge anti-aging industry around not letting women age and trying to maintain their beautiful, youthful, sexy looks.”

Moloney says many individuals may have a biological predisposition for an eating disorder, but she says the condition usually needs some sort of traumatic trigger like childhood sexual abuse to become manifest. She says treatment usually involves counseling or therapy along with nutritional guidance.

Conventional thinking used to be that only wealthier people developed eating disorders, according to Moloney, but now she says researchers realize the condition can affect anyone. Moloney adds that minority communities and immigrant groups tend to have greater body acceptance, but even that can fade the longer they are exposed to skewed definitions of beauty that permeate the media and society.

Those influences can take root even in children. Moloney points to a recent experiment where researchers gave young girls the new Barbie dolls that more realistically reflect the different shapes of women’s bodies. The girls criticized the dolls as being fat.

“That’s the underlying message that we give women: You’re never good enough the way that you are,” says Moloney.

Changing the Conversation
Haley Dyer’s anorexia nervosa resulted in a month-long stay in intensive care and then three months in a rehabilitation center. She admits it’s hard to look at pictures of herself back then because she says they’re so different from how she saw herself when she looked in the mirror.

Today Dyer doesn’t shy away from discussing her experience. She says she wants to help others who may struggle with body image and eating disorder issues. But she does want to change how we have those conversations.

“Focusing on the symptoms is something that I believe allows society to dismiss what an eating disorder is,” says Dyer about food binging and purging and related behaviors. “All of those things are just manifestations of the real problem: the inability to cope with certain emotions or things you’ve been through.”

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William Turner - S17 E13

  • Sunday November 28, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Saturday November 27, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Jason Merrick - S11 E35

  • Friday November 19, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court - S11 E34

  • Thursday November 18, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Dr. Lynne Saddler - S11 E33

  • Wednesday November 17, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

  • Tuesday November 16, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

  • Monday November 15, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson - S17 E12

  • Sunday November 21, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

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Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

  • Thursday November 11, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

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Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

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Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

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Addressing Needs of Kentuckians with Disabilities - S17 E11

  • Sunday November 14, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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Chelsea Ellis-Hogan - S17 E9

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

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A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

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Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

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Anthony Smith - S11 E16

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Season 11 Episodes

Businessman Phil Wilkins

S11 E43 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 8.19.16

Training Business Leaders

S11 E42 Length 26:21 Premiere Date 8.12.16

NBA Great Dominique Wilkins

S11 E41 Length 27:47 Premiere Date 8.5.16

DEA Agent Gary Tuggle

S11 E40 Length 27:47 Premiere Date 7.29.16

Addiction and Public Health Reform

S11 E39 Length 29:11 Premiere Date 7.22.16

Addiction and the Criminal Justice System

S11 E38 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 7.15.16

Addiction in Rural Communities

S11 E37 Length 29:26 Premiere Date 7.7.16

Addiction and Mental Health

S11 E36 Length 29:06 Premiere Date 7.1.16

Recovery Services for Inmates

S11 E35 Length 28:26 Premiere Date 6.24.16

Veterans Treatment Court

S11 E34 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 6.17.16

Opioid Epidemic in Northern Ky.

S11 E33 Length 27:21 Premiere Date 6.10.16

Treatment Models for Addiction

S11 E32 Length 27:51 Premiere Date 6.3.16

Jazz Vocalist Jessie Laine Powell

S11 E31 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 5.27.16

Kentucky Oral Health Coalition

S11 E30 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 5.20.16

Dr. Kishonna Gray on Gaming

S11 E29 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 5.13.16

Advocating for Victims Rights

S11 E28 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 5.6.16

Advice for Parents on Coping Techniques

S11 E27 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 4.29.16

Author and Poet Crystal Wilkinson

S11 E26 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 4.22.16

Secretary Grimes on Voting Access

S11 E25 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 4.15.16

Child Abuse and Neglect

S11 E24 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 4.8.16

Overcoming Eating Disorders

S11 E21 Length 28:59 Premiere Date 2.26.16

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton

S11 E19 Length 28:16 Premiere Date 2.12.16

Remembering Georgia Davis Powers

S11 E18 Length 29:31 Premiere Date 2.5.16

Giving Students a Voice

S11 E17 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 1.29.16

Addressing Youth Violence

S11 E16 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 1.22.16

Professor Wayne Lewis

S11 E15 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 1.15.16

Ed. Commissioner Stephen Pruitt

S11 E14 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 1.8.16

State Sen. Julie Raque Adams

S11 E13 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 1.1.16

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear

S11 E11 Length 28:57 Premiere Date 12.11.15

Miss Kentucky Clark Davis

S11 E10 Length 29:03 Premiere Date 11.20.15

Ari Berman on Voting Rights

S11 E9 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.13.15

Poet Allison Joseph

S11 E8 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.6.15

Journalist Dorothy Gilliam

S11 E7 Length 28:41 Premiere Date 10.30.15

Author Jacinda Townsend

S11 E6 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.9.15

Kellie Blair Hardt

S11 E5 Length 28:16 Premiere Date 10.2.15

Childhood Cancer

S11 E4 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 9.25.15

Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia

S11 E3 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 9.18.15

Manny Caulk

S11 E2 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 9.11.15

25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

S11 E1 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 9.3.15

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