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Anorexia is narcissism, says Joan Bakewell

Anorexia is narcissism, says Joan Bakewell

DontUse, Health, Medical
Baroness Joan Bakewell described eating disorders as "overindulgent, over-introspective and narcissistic" during an interview with The Sunday Times. Joan Bakewell is a Labour peer, president of Birkbeck, University of London, a journalist and an author. She was speaking to The Sunday Times about the UK’s medical, health and illness book prizes when she made the comments. She tweeted in the early hours of Sunday morning that she hopes her comments will increase public debate on eating disorders and further research. If I've stirred a public discussion about anorexia... Good. Let's have more research and information. — Joan Bakewell (@JDBakewell) March 13, 2016 How were Baroness Bakewell's comments received? Westminster World spoke to Harriet*, a former inpatient at The Retreat, a