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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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Like Begets Like by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I had myself a good brainstorming session yesterday afternoon. I had a few ideas for new writing projects leftover from when I dropped most other things to finish up my book ... Read on »
Older men/women with EDs needed by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm looking to do a story on older (50+) men and women with eating disorders. You can be currently struggling or in recovery. You could have struggled since you were younger ... Read on »
Turning 9... by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It was the day before Easter eight years ago, and I was at the pet store where the cat adoption folks were showing off all the furballs available to take home. I had been th ... Read on »
AM internal dialogue by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This morning's breakfast was cereal. I like it on several levels--for starters, I like cereal, and I like all of the crazy concoctions I can make in my bowl. Also, it's easy ... Read on »
The Myth of Chronicity and the Untreatable Disorder by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This blog post is Part Two in a series on Eating Disorder Mythbusting. " Non-compliant " is one of those labels for people with eating disorders that have a tendency to g ... Read on »
Decoding Anorexia Update by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Whelp, the book is finally finished! There is certainly some amount of copy-editing left to do, but the manuscript is essentially done. I want to thank all of my blog rea ... Read on »
ED Says, U Said: Contributions Needed by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders My good friend June Alexander asked me to post this for her The book, ED Says U Said, Understanding the Language of Eating Disorders is evolving and taking shape accord ... Read on »
Zen and the Art of Crochet by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I don't know how many of you are aware of my predilection for yarn, but crochet and reading are my two favorite hobbies. It's where most of my spending money is, well, spent ... Read on »
Kintsugi by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's called kintsugi. The ancient Japanese art form uses gold to join broken pottery, and was thought to have started when a fifteenth century shogun tried to repair a Chine ... Read on »
Then vs. Now by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders In one of the comments from the other day's post , one of my readers posted the following comment You know... I relate to a lot of what you said... but a couple things pop ... Read on »
Therein lies the bind by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I was reading this article from Salon Magazine's advice columnist about a woman in a bad life situation who was also struggling with an eating disorder. In her letter, she s ... Read on »
In which I suck at summarizing by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm a writer. It's my job. For the past few days, I have been tasked with writing up a conference report I was at a week or two ago. The job was painful for several reasons. ... Read on »
Sunday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. Nonspecific predic ... Read on »
What Recovery Looks Like by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I generally don't post pictures of myself (and there's a good chance I'll take this photo down after a bit), in part for privacy reasons, and in part because I'm super self- ... Read on »
Momentum by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've gotten back on track after my struggles a week or two ago, and it got me thinking about the idea of momentum.The first few days of getting used to eating on a regular s ... Read on »
Sunday/Monday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday (this week, it's a Monday...sorry!) Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, ... Read on »
ED says U said by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders My good friend June Alexander asked me to post this on my blog for her, and I'm very happy to do so! Ever felt misunderstood? Share your experience in ‘ED says U said’ ... Read on »
Hilde Bruch called. She wants her outdated theories back. by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I read this article a while ago, and I'm still scraping gray matter off my computer screen. The only response to this load of tripe is complete and utter evisceration of her ... Read on »
The myth of the "non-compliant" patient by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've engaged in several email and chat conversations with eating disorder patients recently, and one of the things that keeps coming up is that people with eating disorders ... Read on »
The Letdown Effect by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I turned in my book manuscript draft in mid-February. Then I went on vacation. Last week, I came back and faced down a migraine. The last week has been harder than I thought ... Read on »