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Carrie A. Patient Expert

Washington, District of Columbia
After nearly a decade of anorexia, I'm learning how to love, laugh, and live again. And in no... Full Bio
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ED Bites has moved! by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's time to update your links and redirect your web browsers ED Bites has a new home. It's now: http://www.edbites.com Now with more eating disorder goodness. H ... Read on »
Gut feelings: EDs and the microbiome by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Consider this thought experiment Drop a person in a blender (since it's all hypothetical, go ahead and make it someone you don't like. Feel better? I bet you do!). Then, co ... Read on »
Surefire ways to piss me off by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Like I've said before, keeping up on the latest writings about eating disorders is both the apogee and perigee of my work here at ED Bites. Reading other blogs like The Scie ... Read on »
The media needs to do its homework by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A big part of my job both as a science writer and as a blogger here for ED Bites is to read news articles. For ED Bites, not surprisingly, those articles are generally about ... Read on »
Treating co-occurring EDs and OCD by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorders in people with eating disorders. It is known to make eating disorders more ... Read on »
Holiday Survival, ED Bites Style by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders So tomorrow is Christmas. There is a ridiculous amount of hoopla around Christmas, and parts of it I enjoy (lights, decorating, Christmas carols) and others I really don't ( ... Read on »
The Sneaky Self-Hate Spiral by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders {{h/t on the title to Hyperbole and a Half}} It usually happens right as I get ready to go to bed. I check my computer for any last minute messages. This is dumb, I know, ... Read on »
The seductive allure of the "nice" therapist by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've gotten emails from several people over the last few weeks about finding a therapist, knowing if s/he is for you, and so on. Others have commented on progress (or lack t ... Read on »
HuffPost Live on Pro-Ana by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I was initially hesitant to do this interview because I don't think that publicizing these websites is necessarily a good thing (I know many people who first started visitin ... Read on »
Trying to accept change by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Like so many people with EDs, I'm not all that into change. I don't like it. I prefer what I know. I'm okay with trying new things in small doses, but it has to be on my ter ... Read on »
Remember the denominator by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Lest you think I'm normal, let me provide you with yet another example proving otherwise. When my print version of the International Journal of Eating Disorders arrives in t ... Read on »
Back to Blogging by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders So it's been a long time since I've last blogged. Like a really long time. I feel bad that I've abandoned my blog and my readers, but It was really good to get away. Lik ... Read on »
ED Bites on HuffPost Live by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders On Friday, I got asked to participate in a live Internet TV segment on "Invisible Eating Disorders" with the Huffington Post. It was during the day, and I'm guessing not man ... Read on »
Anorexia from the outside in by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Despite the fact that I've been blogging less (okay, a LOT less), I still think about eating disorders. Not just in terms of my own recovery, but also in more philosophica ... Read on »
Recovery A-Z by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders My friend Kathleen MacDonald shared this on Facebook earlier today, and she graciously gave me permission to share it on my blog. I hope you enjoy. ‎"So how did you tur ... Read on »
Coming out of the (ED) closet by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It sounds pretty ironic that someone with a very public blog on eating disorders isn't always open about her disorder in real life. I always told the truth if someone asked, ... Read on »
And so time passes... by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders So it's been a while since I've blogged. Like, a really long while. Here's the thing: I've been really busy with life. I have a new relationship, I've been keeping busy w ... Read on »
1 in 20 Update by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm temporarily putting the project on hold for several reasons. 1) I want to get the data/statistical information all sorted and 2) I'm busy with work-related stuf ... Read on »
What "life-threatening" can't capture by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've been busy with life these past few days, but I've still been thinking about things. What I've been mulling over recently is the idea of eating disorders being "life-thr ... Read on »
1 in 20: The life threatening bit by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I am honestly thrilled and inspired by the response thus far to the 1 in 20 project. I am in the process of getting a web domain for it, and I will keep you posted. One of ... Read on »