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Bev Mattocks’ Guest Blog; “When Anorexia Came To Visit” by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted Sun 05 Jan 2014 12:08pm Becky Henry inspired my new book: “When Anorexia Came To Visit”  By Bev Mattocks It must be well over a year since I first approached Becky Henry who I already ‘knew’ through the F.E.A.S.T. network (Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) – to pick her brains about a book which I was planning to put together. Initially my ... Read on »
Anorexia, 12 Years Later by recoveringanorexic Posted Sat 27 Apr 2013 2:27am As posted on my Tumblr : In 2001, I was a 15-year-old self-diagnosed person with anorexia who blogged daily on a site called Teen Open Diary. Under the same name, too (tripurity). I’ve had an online eating disorder persona since before many of you even started kindergarten, and reading most of your posts in the anorexia/eating disorder ... Read on »
So You Want to be Anorexic? by recoveringanorexic Posted Sat 26 May 2012 12:30pm If I were to write an anti-anorexia blog post, it would go a little something like this: So, you want anorexia? Well listen up, because we just so happen to have a packaged deal here, and that package includes the following: you will wake up every morning feeling weak, sometimes unable to find the strength to wake up, let alone get out of b ... Read on »
Me, My Blog and I by ellie Posted Fri 29 May 2009 12:00am Thank you for your feedback on yesterday’s post about finding balance- seems to be a general consensus that 1) this is something most of us struggle/have struggled with at some point, and 2) how essential it is to prioritise and set aside time for things that ARE important. Putting my health as a priority is not something that comes easi ... 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 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 »
100 Questions and Answers about Anorexia Nervosa...on a personal note by Dr. Sari Shepphird Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 17 Mar 2009 9:54am I would like to thank all of my blog readers for your support of the book 100 Questions and Answers about Anorexia Nervosa. In just over a month after the book's release, the book is in its second printing!  I am so pleased to know that people are finding the book to be a useful resource for understanding anorexia nervosa, overcoming the illne ... 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 »
Why I blog (sorta)... by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 26 May 2012 7:10pm In an excerpt from his book? long read? something like that? Paul Carr writes When I decided to quit drinking, and when I realized that AA wasn’t for me, I knew I’d have to find a route to sobriety that was as public as possible. I knew that the only way I’d be able to reverse my reputation as a boozer would be to tell the whole world—or ... Read on »
Opening our eyes to pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia websites by David W. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Jun 2010 8:27pm If you came here on a search for pro-anorexia or pro-bulimia websites please visit Getting Help for Anorexia and Bulimia at instead (or at least first). I’m happy to see that the American Journal of Public Health has published a study of eating disorder websites –the so-called “pro-Ana” and “pro-Mia” (as in anorexia and ... Read on »