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In this episode, Dr. Pike is joined by Dr. Allan Kaplan who is University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Professor and past Vice Dean for  Graduate and Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan has served as President of both the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders Research Society. Reflecting decades of experience as a researcher, educator, and clinician, in this episode, Dr. Kaplan describes the abyss between the general public’s misunderstanding of eating disorders as volitional and self-inflicted and the reality of the experience for those with personal experience - and what the field needs to do to close this gap.