Know someone with an Eating Disorder? Watch this show tonight.

Tonight on the E network, a new series premieres called “What’s Eating You.”

According to Keri Glassman, a registered dietitian who is featured on the show,  only 1 in 10 people seek treatment for eating disorders.  Of those, most will recover.  But many more individuals (who don’t seek treatment) have classic features of anorexia or bulimia.  Additionally, there are millions in our country who have binge eating and other forms of disorders.

Learn more at http://www.eonline.com/on/shows/whats_eating_you/index.html.

These conditions can be disabling and Social Security is finally proposing to include a listing for eating disorders under the Mental Disorders Listing.  The new (proposed) listing can be met in two ways.  The claimant must show two marked or one extreme limitation(s) in:

  • the ability to understand, remember and apply information;
  • the ability to interact with others; or
  • ability to manage oneself.

Or the claimant can show continuing treatment, psychosocial support(s), or a highly structured setting(s) that diminishes the symptoms and signs of the mental disorder and marginal adjustment.

Comments to Social Security are due by November 17, 2010.  The agency prefers that you submit your comments via the Internet.

Please visit the Federal Rulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Use the Search function to find docket number SSA–2007–0101.

If you need more help with Social Security Disability, Call toll free at 1-800-481-0302.  You can also visit our website.

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