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Tag Archive: anorexia

Apr 22 2013

Your ED Friend: Six Years Later

A photographer friend took this for me--a lasting reminder that I can be happy in this body.

[Obvious TW is really glaringly obvious.] “I had an eating disorder.” “I guessed.” We were juniors, boyfriend and girlfriend, officially. Up late and texting, doing that flirting thing where you demand each others deepest secrets and pretend you’re giving yours away. Except I did give mine away. “I had an eating disorder.” I was lying, of …

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Feb 19 2013

The Weight Requirement, and Other Ways We Diagnose Anorexia

This is a post that’s been a long time in coming. Unfortunately, every time I start it, I get upset and then have to leave it alone. So here we have it: what’s wrong with how we diagnose anorexia. Now with less ragequitting! Anorexia has a weight requirement. Refusal to maintain body weight at or …

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Feb 15 2013

Psychopathology Sum-Up: Bulimia Nervosa

[This is a guest post by Tetyana Pekar] Tetyana is about to defend her MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about making eating disorder research more accessible to the public. She writes the Science of Eating Disorders blog where she aims to make sense of the latest findings in eating …

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