Eating Disorders Articles

Friend Has Recurring Thoughts of Suicide

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 11th, 2014
From the U.S.: A friend of mine has been a slave to her depression and anxiety for the past few years. She also has an eating disorder. She has become in danger of suicide more and more often in the past month. Each time I ...

Anaphylaxis Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Ever since I had my youngest child (5 months) I have this terrible fear of going into anaphylaxis shock. It only happens with food, the same foods I have eaten a million times. I have never had an allergic reaction to food that I know ...

Anxiety and Gastroenteritis

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
From the US: Back around April/May I was having chest pains for a couple weeks. When I asked my doctor about it, he told me that I had gastroenteritis and said that it was probably caused by a warm weather virus with the changing season ...

Fighting Hypothyroidism

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
From the UK: I'm a 28 year year old female suffering from Hypothyroidism. I am really down because I am really overweight and when I'm down like this, I just comfort eat. This causes me to feel even more down so then I just eat ...

Feeling Disconnected

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 24th, 2014
I've been dealing with severe depression and anorexia for around 3 years and because of it I have always felt exhausted and cranky but just recently (within the past 6 months) I have been having other issues. I am so fatigued that even walking is ...

Do I Need Help for My ‘Eating Disorder’

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
I started binging and purging almost two years ago, because of my extreme depression. I also started reducing my food intake so much that I lost a lot of weight very quickly. I've never been the correct ...

Should I Continue Therapy if I Think I am Done?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
I am a 19-year-old girl and for the past four years I suffered from at first anorexia and then later bulimia. I was already seeing a therapist and a nutritionist before college. My bulimia got really bad when I left to go to college and ...

I’m Having a Major Life Crisis

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Okay, so most of you will think I'm too young for this but I'm positive I feel like this. It started when I was 11 I was really depressed for my age and no one believed me, I felt like I deserved all ...

I Am Not Ready to Change, But Have Problems

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
I have recently had increased anxiety and panic attacks due to being sexually abused. This has triggered me to have disordered eating in order to try to control my situation. I have been experiencing some anorexia and bulimia tendencies. I am now considered ...

My Dad Won’t Take Me to a Doctor

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
I've taken online tests and I have several matching symptoms to disorders like schizophrenia and bulimia. I'm 14, and my dad refuses to take me to a doctor. He makes fun of people with disorders and says their faking it. He says I'm looking for ...

Why Do I Run from Everything?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Hi,this has been going on since when I was just a kid.I don't know what's wrong with me and I'm scared I might try to commit suicide again. Well,I basically run away from everything and everyone. I avoid making friends,jobs,school,relationships or any kind of social contact(especially ...

My Younger Sister Is Out of Control

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm having major problems with my younger sister and I don't know what to do anymore. She's thirteen, I'm twenty, and I still live at home while going to school. Just a brief history: My sister is younger but much larger. She's ...