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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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End the silence by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I spend a lot of time ranting about the many ridiculous or pointless things produced in honor of eating disorders awareness week, so it was a welcome relief when I saw this ... Read on »
The problem with prevention by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Most of you have probably noticed by now that it's Eating Disorders Awareness Week. For the first few days this week, my Facebook feed was inundated with message about lovin ... Read on »
Not just about the weight by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders While I was out of town, I did an interview for Eating Disorders Awareness Week for Blisstree.com. {Communicating over the Intarwebz is such a cool thing!} It was posted ... Read on »
I'm baaack! by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm guessing that you guys have noticed by now that I really haven't blogged in about two weeks. And I want everyone to know not only that I'm back to blogging, and to tell ... Read on »
Feeling stabby by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Perhaps whining about Valentine's Day is solely the realm of angry single chicks. If so, count me in. I hate this holiday. The week leading up to it is pretty much a 24/7 ... Read on »
Defining recovery by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Hi everyone. I'm trying to finish up this book manuscript on the science of anorexia, and I'm coming to a bit of a sticking point. What I want to know from those of you w ... Read on »
Sunday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. What Am I ... Read on »
Bad decisions? by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This week is, apparently, a good week for infuriating emails and blog posts. I've written about the email that had me scratching my head (or, more accurately, banging it aga ... Read on »
The Renfrew Response by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders As I mentioned in the Lipstick post, I received an email about a study conducted about women and makeup use by the Renfrew Center Foundation. I emailed the PR rep, Jennif ... Read on »
The Fatigue Saga, or where I've been by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders As I'm sure some of you have guessed, my blogging has tapered off a bit in the last few months. I'm trying to correct that now, but I figured I owed you an explanation. A ... Read on »
The Lipstick Connection by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders As I've mentioned before , I get lots of email from PR people. Mostly, they neither bother me nor really attract much of my attention. One from this morning, however, did. ... Read on »
Redoing the mental accounting by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders So I'm trying to finish up my book. The manuscript is due in a little less than a month, and I'm trying to get the last little bits filled in, the references checked, and so ... Read on »
Sunday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. Lack Of S ... Read on »
Talking to reporters by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I got this question on my ED Bites Facebook page, and thought it was such a good one that I wanted to share it on my blog and get feedback from all of you. Ideally (when I g ... Read on »
Sometimes... by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders For everyone out there who is struggling and trying to hang on right now, remember this Sometimes things don't go, after all, from bad to worse. Some years, muscadelfaces ... Read on »
Male eating disorders by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Men get eating disorders, too. A British organization by the same name has a website and Twitter account by the same name. Eating disorders information can be found at the w ... Read on »
(Belated) Sunday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. Study Fin ... Read on »
Return to the RD by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Have any of you guys ever sat down to blog, knowing you had a great idea, but then after staring at the screen for 15 minutes, realized you couldn't remember what the hell i ... Read on »
Lessons from oversleeping by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I overslept today. My sleep schedule hasn't approached anything that could reasonably called a "schedule" for several weeks (night owl + insomnia = chaos!), so it's probably ... Read on »
When bad body image isn't about the body by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I remember going to a therapy appointment quite a few years ago, flinging myself into the chair and promptly launching into a ten-minute-long tirade about how fat this compl ... Read on »