Eating Disorders Articles

Extreme Body Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
I've always been self-conscious about my body. When I was 13 I gained a lot of weight and I realized I was getting stretch marks. I didn't really care back then, but when I turned 17 I noticed that I had stretch marks everywhere. I ...

I Think I Have an Eating Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 15th, 2013
Hello, my name is Laura. I'm 14 years old. I suffer from depression, my mum had an eating disorder and bipolar. I'm really scared about putting weight on, I chop my food up into small/tiny pieces or hide it. I weigh myself every morning I ...

Falling in Love with the Wrong People

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
I fall in love with the wrong people and it tends to make me more depressed. I have suffered from low self esteem for basically my whole life because i am over weight. So when i have a crush on someone, or fall in love ...

Bodybuilder Blues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 17th, 2013
I have problems gathering between being a bodybuilder and a normal person in the same time! I love bodybuilding but when I start training this kind of sport, I find my self aggressive and violent and I find my self rating people with their strength in ...

Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 14th, 2013
From New Zealand: That heading kinda said what was wrong but you might need a few more details. A couple of years ago when I was 17 my doctor put me on anti depressants as I was depressed for what I know of 2 ...

Self-Confidence and Body Image Issue

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 27th, 2013
I am looking for ways to fully accept my body. I have been in a long distance relationship for two years with an amazing man who loves me as I am. I just can't fathom why he does. I have a huge abdomen, round rear-end, ...

Best Friend is Suicidal & Depressed

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 10th, 2013
My best friend is a 17 year old girl. For a while she has been depressed and suicidal, she recently developed an eating disorder (bulimia). She will not see a doctor or a therapist because of the fact she feels uncomfortable telling people things. She ...

Should I Rebuild a Relationship with My Mother?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 23rd, 2012
I have always had a difficult relationship with my mum. My dad was married to another woman and wasn’t around much. I believe my childhood with my mum was unstable. When we were toddlers she fabricated a story about having cancer, which she upheld for ...

Can’t Face Current Reality

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
I am over 300 pounds. I used to be 130 pounds. Dieting is very difficult for me. Exercise is worse in that I am disabled. I noticed one day that when I think about myself in various situations, I see myself ...

Extremely Lonely & Hopeless

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Hi there, My parents separated when I was 3. Was raised by my mom that was working all day so she could afford to raise me and help my grandparents. Was underweight since I was probably 4 maybe because I started growing super fast. Had ...

[Video] Is My Friend Really Suicidal or Just Seeking Attention?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, October 20th, 2012
I have a friend with severe problems. She's 16, she is at distance from me. She has claimed to have tried suicide many times, sometimes even talking about committing suicide while I was talking to her. A friend posed the possibility that the suicide attempts ...

[Video] I’m a Fatso in a World of Barbie Dolls

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, October 13th, 2012
A couple of years ago, I lost about 40 pounds due mostly to a supplement I was taking. I quit taking the supplement about a year ago, because info I read led me to believe it might not be safe. I have gained back most ...