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Damaged by anorexia by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Dec 2010 8:56pm I have seen this ad a number of times on my Facebook page, and it took me a while to figure out exactly why it bugged me. In some sense, it was true.  I had been damaged by anorexia, yet I really get squeamish about thinking of myself that way.  I don't like thinking of myself as "damaged."  My illness has changed many aspects of myself--som ... Read on »
Thoughts on DSM-V: Anorexia by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Feb 2010 3:04pm 1 Comment A few weeks ago, I posted on the draft criteria for eating disorders proposed for the DSM-V, and I promised you my thoughts on the changes (or lack thereof). I spent several days mulling over my thoughts, and then I spent the rest of the time following the ongoing discussion on an eating disorders listserv. The discussion still hasn't concluded ... Read on »
Anorexia. And Bulimia. And Stalemate. by Finding Melissa Posted Tue 27 Apr 2010 12:00am My diagnosis was anorexia bulimia. I stopped eating . Lost lots of weight. Started throwing up what I did eat. And then added in some hardcore bingeing for good measure. I am more aware, now, of the different diagnostic criteria, and how they’re all subtyped and divided. I don’t think they were so defined, when I started out, so ... Read on »
The Great Anorexia Nervosa Debate by recoveringanorexic Posted Tue 05 Mar 2013 2:32pm EDIT: Added a link for the subtypes of the Anorexia Nervosa diagnosis. I’d say there’s never been a greater debate about a diagnosis than there is with Anorexia Nervosa. I can’t imagine anyone fighting over any other diagnosis other than that of an eating disorder diagnosis, and that puts eating disorders into an entirely different category ... Read on »
A Friend Dying of Anorexia and Bulimia by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 06 Jul 2008 5:10pm When I was 12 years old, I went on my first diet. I did not know that taking this action would lead, eventually, to a full-blown eating disorder which would nearly take my life at the age of 17. I struggled with my eating disorder- anorexia nervosa- in therapy, in a hospital, and eventually, on my own, for a very long time. In my twenties, I fina ... Read on »
Anorexia and Bulimia in Our Culture: Unspoken Questions by Rose Posted Tue 12 Oct 2010 6:16pm It wasn't until after i started writing a completely different post that i realized what i wanted to write about today. It's a topic that affects me personally and deeply, but also something that is very rarely talked about in the eating disorder community (both on blogs & in treatment or with mental health professionals, and even with friends).  ... Read on »
Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa by Krystal Plonski Posted Sat 09 Jun 2012 12:27pm As I prepare for my upcoming preceptorship working with adolescents in the Seattle area, I am reminded to know an extensive amount about the various eating disorders, particularly Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is classified as “refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for tha ... Read on »
The New Biology of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa: Does Dieting Help People with Eating Disorders Fit into Their Genes? by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 10:04pm This presentation by Walter Kaye was filmed in March of 2001, before I was even diagnosed with my eating disorder, yet no one ever told me about it or mentioned it. It explains EDs so clearly and succinctly, without blame or psychobabble, that I am astounded no one bothered to let me know this great information. The New Biology of Anorexia an ... Read on »
Anorexic vs. having anorexia by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 22 May 2010 8:36pm A few days ago, Therese Borchard (I blogged about another one of her posts here ) wrote an excellent column in the Huffington Post called " I'm not bipolar; I HAVE bipolar ." And the title is pretty self-explanatory: that we are not our illnesses, because the illness is just one aspect of our lives. Writes Borchard For those of us with chroni ... Read on »
Orthorexia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and the Raw Food Diet by Annet v. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 6:39pm This information comes from and is written by Steven Bratman M.D. What is Orthorexia? It’s great to eat healthy food, and most of us could benefit by paying a little more attention to what we eat. However, some people have the opposite problem: they take the concept of healthy eating to such an extreme that ... Read on »