Eating Disorders Articles

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 ...

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, ...