What Recovery Taught Me – by a patient

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What Recovery Taught Me My eating disorder was my best friend and worst enemy all at the same time. For over two years I went through the vicious cycle that so many other had gone through before me. Binge, purge, starve, exercise, repeat.  For two years I put my mind…

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Exercise before After

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by Anonymous For significant portion of my life, I have had a mixed relationship with exercise, intertwined with an eating disorder.  Exercise was a crutch that propped me up and gave me an identity and away my freedom to live.  Now, I look back and see two contrasting relationships with…

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The Interplay of Psychological, Familial, and Societal Factors in the Development and Continuance of Eating Disorders

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The Interplay of Psychological, Familial, and Societal Factors in the Development and Continuance of Eating Disorders by Joseph Scalia III, M.Ed.  A hundred and twenty years ago, in repressive Victorian Vienna, Freud discovered psychoanalysis in his work with conversion hysterics so common in his time. Their psychopathology was an unconscious…

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