Mental Health

Eating Disorders: Shapes and Sizes

On researching my last post about the eating disorder demographic, I found that the information I gathered was very much centred on Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. These disorders are a big problem, of course, and are very dangerous- however, I found myself wanting to create a post which explained …

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Eating Disorders: The Demographic

As part of our series on eating disorders, I wanted to examine the prevalent view of eating disorders- especially anorexia and bulimia- as a “White girl” problem. It is often forgotten that it isn’t just teenage girls who suffer from EDs; they also occur in older women, men and children, …

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Eating Disorder Experiences: Where Did It Come From?

When the idea of a series of posts about eating disorders came up, I was pretty excited. I am diagnosed with EDNOS, depression, and anxiety. I’ve experienced them all in very different ways at different times, and so I have a lot to say about my experiences of them. This …

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Therapy Woo

Last week I started reading a book suggested by my therapist called Eating In the Light of the Moon. She told me that it “might get past your rational side and speak to you from an emotional place”. Well it certainly didn’t speak to me from any rational place, but …

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