Ask the Therapist About Eating Disorders - Page 2

My Lying Has Turned My Family Against Me

From the : I’m 14 and for the past 5 years, I have had issues with ADHD, trichatillomania, compulsive lying, and compulsive eating, as well as self-esteem issues. Although my mother is a psychiatrist, my compulsive lying has turned all my family members against me. They all hate me and when I express that I need help they blatantly ignore me and even though I know I caused this myself, it hurts. I am...
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Overweight Former Anorexic Who Needs to Lose Weight But Afraid of Relapsing

I have a history of anorexia and bulimia and I’m recovered from both. right now I weigh 200 pounds and it’s starting to effect my abilities in life. I would like to lose some weight but im afraid of going back into my old patterns, is there any tips for a former anorexic to lose weight and not relapse. I’m really afraid to go back to that dark place. I don’t want it controlling...
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Struggle with Eating

I mostly struggle with eating. I don’t eat enough on a daily basis. I think I’m disgusting when I eat food and I’m self conscious to eat in front of others. A: It is time to talk to your pediatrician about your concerns with eating. He or she is the best one to help you decide what the next step is. Talk to your parents about making an appointment. Wishing you patience and peace,...
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Friend with Possible Eating Disorder and Anxiety

I’ve become very concerned for my friend over the past few months, and even more so as recently I went through her notes on her phone when she let me borrow it to text my parents. First off, I’d noticed that she’d lost quite a bit of weight since winter break, at least 15-20 pounds off an already slender frame. It wasn’t just the weight, she hasn’t eaten lunch at school these past months...
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Difficulty Developing Feelings

Simply put, I can’t develop any romantic feelings for people. There’s some things I feel I should share for the sake of context: I’m capable of sexual attraction — I am bisexual, and while it has been the cause of some stress during puberty I don’t feel like it has been a significant factor in my problem. I used to be able to develop these feelings in my early/mid teens. I experienced 4 crushes on males...
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Should I Tell about Friend’s Eating Disorder?

From the : I recently because aware that my friend (who is 17) has an eating disorder, where they often cause themselves to throw up. I was wondering how much information I can share about their issue, and how they can seek help, with my therapist without them being required to tell my friends parents immediately. I understand the need for their parents to know, I just want to know what I can share...
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I Can’t Figure Out What’s Wrong with Me

I have been diagnosed with depression and have seen therapists before. I don’t have a bad life but I am bad at handling stress. I will have panic attacks over minuscule things like homework and am anxiety prone. I will cry for almost no reason and in a second, be fine. I have really excited feelings and very very low feelings but they are not far apart like in bipolar disorder. They are within...
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Paranoid Girlfriend

I want to learn how to deal with my female friend that has a paranoid disorder. My girlfriend is undiagnosed. However, displays every symptom of the paranoid personality disorder. I was searching for an explanation as to why she has gotten worse in her paranoia. It has turned into a love-hate relationship. I know that my responses to her are wrong because things only escalate. I will not confess to things I didn’t do...
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Overeating

I don’t know why, but I literally feel like I have to be eating all the time. My body will be extremely full, but my mind is telling me that I am still hungry. I do realize how weird this sounds. When I told my doc, she said this was just an excuse for me to eat what I want. I completely disagree. I often find myself trying to fight the urge to eat,...
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Depression and Anorexia

When I was in the seventh grade I always joked about depression. I never knew how serious it could be. My mother abandoned our family when I was little and got into drugs. My dad has been a single parent almost all his life. In 8th grade I started to realize that it was not a joke, because I had it. I stayed in my room, I drew away from my family and sports,...
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Not Sure if I Have Depression or Not?

From Australia: I’m 16. For the past year or so I’ve been having lengthened periods of extreme sadness, I’ve self harmed a lot (cutting, over exercising and limiting myself to eating only 800 calories a day)-not recently recently, although the past few days I have been having the urge to a period last year I was weight dropped 7kgs, leaving me at 50kgs. I’m sad often for no reason, and its a...
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