November 11, 2014

4:55 PM | Recovering from an Eating Disorder in a Society that Loves Fat Shaming (and Dieting)
Is ED recovery easier when your body is “normative or stereotypically desirable”? The anon asking the question implied that recovery could be more difficult because “an obese person … will never stop hearing hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type.” Anon asked, “Have there been any studies on this?” Andrea tackled this question in her last post (it might be helpful to read it first if you […]

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Bulik, C.M., Marcus, M.D., Zerwas, S., Levine, M.D. & La Via, M. (2012). The changing "weightscape" of bulimia nervosa., The American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 (10) 1031-6. PMID:

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November 06, 2014

4:24 PM | Eating Disorder Recovery In a Non-Normative Body
Do you think it is easier for someone to recover from an ED when they have a more normative or stereotypically desirable body? Versus, say, an obese person who will never stop hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type everywhere they turn? . . . This post was originally written in response to the above question that was posed to Tetyana on the SEDs Tumblr (you can see the full question and Tetyana’s response here). This is an interesting and timely […]

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