According to ABC News, social media sites– Tumblr, Facebook and Pinterest– have announced they will remove posts and websites that could promote eating disorders.
This effort is one of many that show a shift in the way the public views eating disorders, said Claire Mysko, project manager of Proud2BMe.org, a website that promotes awareness of eating disorders.
According to Mysko, the stigma around eating disorders is decreasing because more people are willing to talk about their problem.
This account correlates with the latest findings from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In their latest findings, the agency found that hospitalizations for people with eating disorders dropped 23 percent between 2007 and 2008. This is the first decline noted since the agency began tracking hospitalizations in 1999, according to the article.
However, some experts say this drop may be due to the lack of insurance coverage for designated treatment, like hospitalization, for eating disorders.