Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Terms don't matter

The term "Mental Illness" is not necessary but it is standard.
Most Emotional/Behavioral disorders differ from other medical conditions in many ways. But healthcare systems blur the distinctions and Rx's are used so much that it's easy to see why. How you feel and act impacts your body and visa versa. You've developed bad ways of dealing w/ food and also deep misery. Get help to live better, ok?

In brief: Terms don't matter

The term "Mental Illness" is not necessary but it is standard.
Most Emotional/Behavioral disorders differ from other medical conditions in many ways. But healthcare systems blur the distinctions and Rx's are used so much that it's easy to see why. How you feel and act impacts your body and visa versa. You've developed bad ways of dealing w/ food and also deep misery. Get help to live better, ok?
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