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Effect of media messages on your eating disorder recovery

tvscreenCan you turn off media messages about your shape and size? Can you use health and vitality as your criteria for what you eat and how you look?

A recent Hubpages blog raised the question: Does advertising affect eating disorders? In my opinion, much of current advertising promotes both tiny size fashion in clothes and huge portion size in food. It's an impossible combination many people strive to integrate.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Bulimia or Anorexia? Part 3

What does it take to Heal from Bulimia or Anorexia? Healing from anorexia and bulimia requires development along all seven points I described in my last post. But what does it take to actually heal? And why does this healing take a long time? When I went back to college after a 13-year absence from academia, UCLA gave me a yellow piece of paper that listed my required courses. When I completed everything on the list UCLA would grant me a degree in psychology.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Bulimia or Anorexia? Part 2

Why does recovery from anorexia or bulimia take years? Because vital developmental tasks must be addressed, and development takes time. Let’s look at what needs to be accomplished in recovery. Eating disorders develop to serve a protective psychological function.

7 Psychological Function of Eating Disorders 

Professional Boundaries with Eating Disorder Patients: considering right brain studies and work of Dr. Allan Schore

(elaborating on my comment in Eating Disorders for Professionals Blog)

Humanity Appreciation
Today, happily, we have evidence based scientific research to back up the use of our humanity in our clinical work with patients. Appropriate boundaries between patient and psychotherapist are essential in any psychotherapy and particularly in the field of eating disorders. However, the topic is often discussed in terms of content: e.g. a patient asks my age, if I'm married or divorced, if I have children, my religion, if I've ever had an eating disorder.

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