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A binge by any other name: Objective vs. Subjective binge eating

It’s a question I’ve been asked many times: what, exactly, is a binge anyway? Is it eating too much? Eating a lot of food? What? The DSM isn’t necessarily much more helpful. Take the new criteria for Binge Eating Disorder (via Mayo Clinic, as the APA pulled down the draft criteria from their website) that […]

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Semper Fi: EDs in the military

Of all the mental disorders associated with the military, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is at the top, followed by suicide/depression and addiction. But a number of studies have found that a surprisingly large number of people in the military have eating disorders, at rates that exceed current population estimates. Being a member of the military […]

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Recovery A-Z

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 turn things around?” is one of the most common questions I get about my recovery-process. I wish there was an easy/short answer…but there isn’t. (don’t […]

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The myth of the "non-compliant" patient

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 are frequently labeled “non-compliant” and then kicked out of treatment. My first thought is: so where the hell are the compliant patients?!? I remember discussing medical non-compliance in […]

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