Eating Disorders Articles

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 ...

My Sister Is Sick

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
I’m dealing with sister suffering from anorexia nervosa, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. My sister months ago had a break-up with her bf. Since then she started dating many guys and then met a model(her current bf). Nowadays she has undergone a drastic change ...

My Mum Is Having Psychological Problems

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, May 1st, 2014
From Cyprus: I am a 17 year old boy currently studying for my University exams. My lessons are being affected by my mum (51) who is having Psychological disorders. She used to be a very calm person and used to spoil me as a kid ...

My Husband Wants Me to Weigh 115 Pounds

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
My husband wants me to weigh 115 lbs at 5'8" and I keep trying to do it because i am afraid not to. This weight issue has existed since we were married in 1973. We have had an abnormal relationship through the births of 5 ...

I Have an Eating Disorder But I Can’t Get Treatment & Want to Recover

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Okay so I'm 14 years old and I've had an eating disorder since November of 2012. It started out as just forcing myself throwing up after eating but I didn't binge. then I started starving myself. I would only eat like 600-800 calories a day ...

My Mom Was Sick and Now I Am and She Doesn’t Care

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
My mother went through a terrible depression in her early 40's. I was there for her, supported her, the whole nine yards. She quit driving, I drove her around, and took her shopping. I have been diagnosed with Epilepsy, Severe Anxiety, ...

I Feel Depressed & So Does My Mom

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, March 28th, 2014
My mom is all I have in life... My father abandoned us so now we have no male and I am the only child. Well let's start off with my mother. She has been really depressed lately. All she has been doing is laying in ...

I Am Losing Everything I Worked For

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 24th, 2014
I have suffered from severe depression for most of my life. I also am a binge eater. I am super morbidly obese. I have been on disability for almost 8 years. I have times when I do very well, while disability, I signed up for ...

Stretch Marks are Ruining My Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
I am only 20 and I've had stretch marks since I hit puberty. I was chubby when I was younger and I didn't eat right. I think that's the reason why I got stretch marks all over my body. Literally everywhere. On my arms, my ...

Is There Something Wrong with Me?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 28th, 2014
For the past two years I've been feeling isolated, unmotivated and as if I will never amount to anything. I have developed the bad habit of thinking of creative ways to commit suicide or how to make other people feel guilty as a result of ...

Middle-Aged and Still Bulimic

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 20th, 2014
I am 51 years old and I have had an eating disorder since high school. I have been in therapy in the past for about 14 years tried many meds injured myself, and now I am leveled off, living on my own raising a ...

Losing Touch with Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 7th, 2013
I've always been paranoid. I'd cry at least once a week from the ages of 4 to 9. I'd cry at night worrying about my parents dying or us being robbed and murdered or one of my parents dying in a car crash. There was no ...