I’m always on the lookout for famous people that disclose they have some sort of mental disorder in hopes that this person can become a model of success for others struggling with the condition. Recently, baseball player Adam LaRoche of the Atlanta Braves disclosed he had ADHD that affected his play on the field (although nothing happened after that initial story). Yesterday I read that American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee struggled with bulimia. McPhee said that after she was selected for the show that she went into treatment for it and has successfully recovered. Almost winning a competition that is as much about physical appearance as it is about singing, right after finishing treatment for bulimia, is a true testament to her determination and I hope she champions this cause as her career continues.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 Jun 2006
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Meek, W. (2006). Katharine McPhee and Bulimia. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 16, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2006/06/23/katharine-mcphee-and-bulimia/

 

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