“Sick” vs. “Significant”

I can’t say that I’m a fan of the new severity measure for eating disorders in the DSM-V.  When I first read about it, I wanted to revoke all kudos I’d previously given the new revision for removing the weight and amenorrhea criteria.  If I were using a point system (which of course I am),...
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No such thing as “rock bottom”

I ran across a post the other day by James Altucher about hitting rock bottom — or not hitting it, rather, because maybe there’s no such thing. The post contained several interesting points that I could really relate to though: Often in a retelling there’s a need to embellish with poetry. But people don’t really...
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Picking and choosing

“Wanting to recover without gaining the weight is like wanting to be cured of cancer after only having half the tumor removed.” –friend My friend and I were having a conversation the other day about this really weird stage in recovery, where you can FEEL healthy and be following your meal plan and “eating normally,”...
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The side effect cycle

This morning I was reading the article “Help! My Cold Meds Make Me Anxious. What Can I Do?“, and thinking “isn’t that the story of my life.” I’m not just talking about cold medicines, but a lot of treatment in general. My meds cause side effects that require me to take other medications that have...
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I kinda like forgetting

Sometimes I wish that I had started typing an autobiography back in high school (when I first started treatment), so that now I could just hand it to every new therapist that I begin with and we could skip the painful “so, do you have family?” questions.  Because my internal response is always “oh no,...
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