has got to be part of where nutrition "expert" Dr. Elliott Berry is coming from when he offered the latest in potential anorexia treatment: cannabis.
You can't blame Dr. Berry; anyone who reads DSM-IV gets the same wrong-headed criteria for anorexia front and center: Anorexia is a "refusal t maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height."
It's the word refusal that is so misleading. Those of us with personal knowledge understand that it should read inability to maintain body weight. Someone with anorexia isn't "refusing" to eat, because s/he's not really capable of making a choice on the subject of food and eating.
I'd love to see this definition change, and with it our notions of good treatment. I'd love to see a time when starvation would not be an option, when we didn't confuse appetite with illness. And I don't think cannabis has any place in the treatment of anorexia.