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Eating Disorder Recovery
Joanna Poppink, MFT
Eating Disorder Recovery Psychotherapist
serving Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon and Utah.
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I begged my family doctor to refer me to an ED clinic, and she was like "why do you think you need that?" and then she expected me to tell her all my family and psychological background, to try to justify my request, and I did start telling her some of the reasons, but I was so uncomfortable, and I said "I don't really want to talk about this here" and she was quite horrible and said "well if I refer you, you had better talk when you get there, or it will be a complete waste of time and resources" Saying that, even when I did get there, I was assessed by one of their psychologists who said I didn't need help, but I could see a dietician there if I wanted to, so I saw the dietician for 2 years who then referred me on to their CBT therapist, who then referred me on to their clinical psychologist... so I fought pretty hard for my treatment. So I'm not really sure what I think...I mean family docs, definitely don't have much of a clue, but even within ED clinics it felt like if it wasn't classic anorexia or bullimia, then it wasn't a problem - although I think awareness has improved on that score in the last few years

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