From Across the Desk

Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.- Arnold H. Glasow
This month, our lead article, “African-American Women and Eating Disorders: Depression, and the Strong Black Woman Archetype,” by Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS, addresses an often-overlooked segment of the eating disorders population, African-American women. Other articles feature studies of eating disorders among men, another often-overlooked group, and exciting genetic advances being made to better define anorexia nervosa.

Such progress is truly welcome and long overdue, and kudos must go to the individuals and global groups alike, who so diligently work to improve our understanding of the ever-challenging world of eating disorders.


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