Thoughts on Medications in Recovery

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There are many different opinions about the use of medications in recovery from an eating disorder. Here, I present only my opinion based on my own experience and what I have seen of other’s experiences. When I was in treatment there were a few medications that my psychiatrist recommended to just about everyone. Your eating

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The Eating Disorder Voice

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When trying to recover from an Eating Disorder, one of the hardest obstacles to come up against is yourself, or rather that part of yourself that many know as the eating disorder voice. It probably started as a whisper telling you that you weren’t good enough or didn’t deserve something nice. In fact, many people

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Beating the Eating Disorder (the Secondary Symptoms)

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What I call the “secondary” symptoms of an eating disorder (described here) are often the trickiest to not only beat but even to spot. The trick to recognizing these little buggers is that they stick around even after the primary symptoms (binging, purging, restricting) dissipate. These are tiny little rituals and behaviours that keep the

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Beating the Eating Disorder (the Primary Symptoms)

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As a follow up to my definitions for primary symptoms post, I would like to share how I personally overcame the primary eating disorder symptoms. Purging – This was a particularly hard symptom to overcome, I often had urges for hours and found it next to impossible to keep food down. The first thing I

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Re-defining Eating Disorder Symptoms (The Secondary Symptoms)

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Earlier I wrote this article about re-defining the primary symptoms of eating disorders. After covering the “primary” or“classic” symptoms of eating disorders, I’d like to look at some of the overlooked or secondary symptoms. These are behaviours that the eating disorder has us do, but aren’t always considered symptoms. These are little ways that the eating

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