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Eating Disorder Treatment Experiences – Hat’s Story

  I was an inpatient three times in three different treatment centres / hospitals when I was 15-16 years old, after developing Anorexia age 12. It’s hard to even put into words how damaging these occasions were for me and they did far more harm than good for both my physical and mental well being […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Experiences – Claire’s Story

Well, I have got an awful lot to say, so beware!! I am 46 and have had an eating disorder since age 24. My inpatient treatment started last year, in May, in a hospital in the UK.  So much of the experience didn’t help that I don’t know where to start!! Firstly, though, the staff […]

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Please stop saying, “…they don’t want to recover!”

A comment that always upsets me when I hear it made about someone with an eating disorder is, ‘…but they don’t want to recover’. According to who does this person afflicted with one of the cruelest and potentially life threatening illnesses not want more from life? I am sure that in the years of my […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Experiences – Lucy’s Story

I have had a few experiences of inpatient treatment for my eating disorder from ages 13 – 18 years. One of these was a mixed adolescent ward with different young people with a wide range of mental health issues and the others were specialist units for eating disorders. I found all of the places I […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Experiences – Jenna’s Story

*Please be aware this account does contain reference to self harm* I hope this won’t trigger anybody but I am happy to share my experiences of my Australian treatment in 2013 – 2015 and also my treatment in adolescent eating disorder units in the UK, which were back in 2016 when I was only sixteen […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Experiences – Hadley’s Story

I have lived with anorexia for over a decade.  I have spent years trying to recover and had a variety of treatment experiences. My inpatient treatment experience was in a well known hospital in the USA.  There we were allowed to pick our food options, in fact we had a whole hour to meal plan […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Experiences – Sheila’s Story

I live in France and have been inpatient six times for periods ranging from two weeks (I left here as I wasn’t ready) to three months (when I did really try).  There are few positives in my story.  I only stuck with the eating disorder treatment as I was also needing treatment for my mood […]

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#ChangeEDTreatment Petition

It is official. I am finally so sick of hearing stories from incredible people around the world, bravely doing battle with powerful eating disorders but receiving terrible treatment that I felt it was time to take more action. Adult eating disorder treatment worldwide is largely inadequate and things are changing too slowly.  I am aware […]

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Mental And Physical Illness – Should We Categorise?

Nearly all illnesses that I can think of are categorised into whether they are mental or physical in nature.  However, I am not sure I can think of one illness, large or small that does not have mental and physical consequences on the person. So why, I frequently ask myself, are we so keen to […]

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The Negative Energy Trap In Eating Disorders

To those of us with eating disorder genetics, negative energy is like a drug to an addict. I have just read a great article written by Dr. Cynthia Bulik abut how negative energy balance in people prone to anorexia nervosa is a, ‘dangerous biological trap’. As she says, in most of the population, getting into […]