Ask the Therapist About Eating Disorders

Why Do I Have Cravings to Poison My Body?

From Sweden: So, I suffer from mild depression and severe social anxiety, and this past year I’ve been craving caffeine, cigarettes and alcohol even though I have never tried the two last ones and I always hated caffeine. I cut sugar from my diet almost entirely. I cannot stomach sugary things and instead I crave anything that’d somehow poison my body. The cravings are worse and worse and I told my therapist about this...
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What Does Psychosocial Mean?

From the : About four years ago I was released from a psychiatric hospital after a month, and my mom had picked me up. I was looking at the papers and I saw under diagnosis, along with what I had been diagnosed with before was ‘psychosocial’. I asked my mom what that mean and she said it meant I have no social skills. I could had told you that! But seriously, I can’t find...
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Confused: Am I Just Bored?

From the start I’ve been a self conscious person with a short fuse. I get frustrated very easily and hate a lot of people, so me I don’t even speak to, just watch. Around 2 years ago I started isolating myself safe at home to read on my phone and around that time I also started having speaking difficulties that became very embarrassing. I still have them now but it’s not as bad. For...
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Help! I’ve Been Extremely Depressed, Anxious and Paranoid for Months Now

I think I should start off by saying I didn’t have a very good childhood. My parents divorced when I was 5, my dad was a meth addict, and my mom was always busy working to provide for us that I spent most of my time at my grandparents. I was overweight and very shy, and hardly even tried to make friends because of my lack of self confidence that caused me to always...
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Anorexia from Anxiety Due to Head Injury?

At 5 years old our daughter had a head injury with a depressed skull fracture on her left frontotemporal area. She is now 20 years old. Immediately after her recovery she was very angry and anxious. Prior she was thrilled and excited to start kindergarten at her brother’s school where she knew all the teachers and felt comfortable. On the first day of K it took three teachers to pry her off of me...
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Stress

When I see a meal I lose my control and I want to eat it all. Food is so important, the most important thing in my life — every time I want to eat. Mostly I eat when I am not hungry. I have no limit to eating. After eating I feel ashamed. I am not obese — but I gain fat. A lot of my hair falls out. I feel hardly ever sad, angry. Mostly...
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I’m Bulimic and Want to Stop. How Do I?

Hello! I’m a 13 year old girl and I’ve been struggling with bulimia for a year and a couple of months now. I’m at a perfectly healthy weight but want to lose 20 pounds. Any time I start dieting I cant handle the hunger, eat as much as I can and then puke in the bathroom. This has been happening everyday for the last 13-14 months but my weight hasn’t changed at all. There...
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Hurting Myself for Pleasure

Hey there. I’m a teenage girl with an eating disorder and self-harm issues. At first I decided to cut myself because I was upset but now I do it because I enjoy the pain. Recently I’ve been exploring bdsm and I’ve realised that I’m a masochist. I’m single and only just past the legal age of consent, so I don’t have anyone to hurt me as I would like them to. I’ve been hurting...
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Social Eating Insecurity

Growing up my boyfriend was homeless for some parts of his childhood. He also doesnt come from the greatest family, and experienced neglect throughtout his childhood. For the majority of his life he ate in solitude, and still prefers to not eat in public. This has become an issue in our relationship because I know he is uncomfortable when we go out to restaurants or when he eats dinner with my family. He will...
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SSRI for High Cortisol?

Two years ago I was dealing with an eating disorder. I wasn’t severely underweight. I went on Prozac (10mg for a week and then 20mg)- loved the med, but it made me gain 25 lbs in a span of 3 months. I didn’t overeat and I exercised every day, and the weight gain made me become depressed again. I actually lost some weight at 10mg before it came back on from going on 20mg....
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Terrified of Past Paranoia Resurfacing

To start, I should explain I’ve always been rather imaginative, a trait which hasn’t been lost as I’ve matured. I could think things into being, see the future, and I’d caused the death of my grandfather by picking up a penny which’d been facing tails-up. Mind you, I was well into high school and still find clues and symbolism where I know they certainly don’t reside. But these do me no harm, really. The...
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