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Today There Are Not Only Famous People With Eating Disorders by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 18 Sep 2009 10:00pm Today there are many famous people with eating disorders. Yet when it comes to talking about anorexia one name that is clearly associated with this particular eating disorder is the name of Karen Carpenter. Read on »
Today There Are Not Only Famous People With Eating Disorders by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Sun 05 May 2013 1:38am Today there are many famous people with eating disorders. Yet when it comes to talking about anorexia one name that is clearly associated with this particular eating disorder is the name of Karen Carpenter. Read on »
Eating Disorders: Myths and Influences by Clueless C. Health Maven Posted Tue 23 Feb 2010 12:00am Myths & Realities From Mirror-Mirror: Only teenage girls suffer from eating disorders. Many eating disorders do begin in the teenage years, but children, men, older women and just about anyone can fall victim to this terrible disorder. You can never fully recover from an eating di ... Read on »
Eating Disorder Parity: what people don’t get about Binge Eating Disorder and the “war on obesity” by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 1:58pm With the 2013 revision of the DSM right around the corner there will be a need to rethink, both at the professional and public level, how we conceive of the “war on obesity” and the way in which both health care providers and lay people talk about food and weight. As some of you may [...] Read on »
Eating Disorders: A Personal Story by Clueless C. Health Maven Posted Fri 26 Feb 2010 12:00am TRIGGER WARNING!!! This is not meant for anyone with an eating disorder to find ideas which you probably already know. I am purposefully not revealing my weight, height, sizes as a precautionary measure. I ask that you do the same in your comments. I am really ambivalent about writing this post. All week, I’ve been writing about ... Read on »
People are individuals: eating disorders, not so much by Laura Patient Expert Posted Sun 03 Jun 2012 10:05am I was commenting on Carrie's blog yesterday and had a bit of a foot-stomping moment. "Eating disorders are not individual to each patient: each patient is an individual. Let's not confuse that. All diseases and disorders present differently person to person but the whole power of a diagnosis is using the data we have about that phenomenon ... Read on »
Disordered eating and eating disorders by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Sep 2009 10:02pm The Twitter-sphere has been discussing the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders (specifically EDNOS ) today. I haven't responded, in part because I like to formulate a complete answer than spewing something half-baked, and also because I can't explain myself in 140 characters or less! But the more I think about it, the more I r ... 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 »
losing people to eating disorders by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 6:40pm Let me just say how sorry I am, Laura, about your friend. When someone loses their life to an eating disorder it's always a painful reminder to all of us how powerful and dangerous these illnesses are. You're so right, Laura, about how death usually isn't expected when it's a result of an ED. We know that people can feel fine and then die. ... Read on »
Reframing eating disorders as a personal choice? by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 9:19am On a recent essay assignment, one of my students clued me in to a new term: "pro-ana." The term, shockingly, is short for pro-anorexia. I am aware that eating disorders exist, and that mass media plays a none-too-subtle role in reinforcing body image issues. In fact, that was the topic of the essay assignment (and to be clear, my studen ... Read on »