You are absolutely right! I'm a licensed clinical psychologist and one of a handful of people on CureZone who ARE qualified to make such diagnosis and I would never DREAM of trying to do so from posts on a website... let alone moving posts into forums that suggest such a diagnosis! Not only is it unethical... it is also punitive and a sign of paternalism at it's worse! Furthermore... rather than 'helping'... it has just the opposite effect... which may even contribute to the very problem to begin with.
Should we now police bookstores and libraries to make sure that skinny women don't get a hold of books on fasting too? Or obtain posters contact information so we can send someone to do an intervention?
Mouseclick... should we transfer your posts to the AA Forum because you indicated that you had had 'a drink or 3' when you posted your comment?
My previous objection to the moving Lauray's posts to another forum were not because I was uninformed or naive about the POSSIBILITY of what could be going on. My objection was because of the nature in which it was done and the ridiculous excuses that were being made to support it. So what if a person's posts contain a word count beyond what someone wants to read?! Don't click on their bloody posts then! And if anyone is concerned about giving advice to particular posters... then DON'T! It's as simple as that!
I know of plenty of psychiatrist that would eagerly tag any of you with the diagnosis of a 'mental illness' just for the fact that you are FASTING! There are many in the health care community that believe that a lot of what is discussed on CureZone is unhealthy... and even dangerous! Should the whole site be shut down?
Without a doubt there are and will be posters on this website that come here for any number of reasons.... including ways to learn to harm and damage themselves. Are there people on the Fasting Forums who have issues with eating? Of course there are... and there is nothing that will stop them until they are ready to deal with it themselves.
By the way... for those of you who were so quick to diagnose Lauray with an ED (and that's exactly what was done by moving her posts to the forum for it)... are you aware that CONTROL is one of the major issues of those who have been diagnosed with an 'Eating Disorder'? What effect do you suppose it has to force your views down someone's throat when they are already wrestling with issues of control?