National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. "Lessons That I Wish I Knew Before" and More from Dr. Insel, Director of the NIMH

    ... the field of genetics, Dr. Insel said it was challenging to find the right sets of rules for kids so different. Both kids turned out to be ... “She came home for Thanksgiving and told us she needed help. I was a professor of psychiatry but knew no one to turn to. A private ...

  2. Building Strength Out of Struggle

    ... that nobody else knew about, and that frame of mind didn't help as my disordered relationship with food and exercise got worse.  I'd ... hell. This still wasn't my rock bottom. I continued to find ways to lie to myself that it was "something else" causing all this, but ...

  3. In and Out of BED

    ... ensuing transformation that an eating disorder provokes can help uncover one’s soul’s purpose, identify underlying emotions that ... others experiencing the torture that comes with it to find their own road to transformation.   I’ve found that recovery from ...

  4. How Can Eating Disorders Professionals Better Serve the Autistic Community?

    ... with my first child that I finally felt like someone would help me obtain nutrition (for the sake of the baby) because I developed ... comforting stim is in the texture of various foods, and they find that they gravitate towards these foods daily (sometimes several times ...

  5. Finding Me: Discovering My Transgender Identity

    ... I grew up in a small farming community and struggled to find a place where I felt accepted by anyone, since my baggy pants, untucked ... than his kid. Because of my experiences, I work hard to help support and build self-confidence with youth while asking parents to let ...

  6. Healthy Resolve and Butterfly Wings: Starting 2014 With Hope

    ... and we know there is no rapid cure or single step assured to help all who grapple with disordered eating and body hate. But, there are ... don’t come quickly or easily but over time, all you now find daunting will evolve into glittery gold. That gold, I’ve learned, is ...

  7. 6 NEDA Writers Share What It’s Like to Live with Co-Occurring Conditions

    ... They did have a psychiatrist and I was given medication to help. I was put on two different medications to deal separately with both the ... or my depression would get so severe that I couldn’t find the energy to get out of bed at all. It felt as though I was stuck in a ...

  8. Finding The Artist Within

    ... decided to break free.  Whenever I meet someone and later find out they had an eating disorder or a close loved one has, I get goose ... to be in but you are part of it, and because of it you can help others lead lives of dignity. Such good, such redemption has come out of ...

  9. Society Must Stop Fearing Fat

    ... if we take a step back and analyze our surroundings, we’ll find some answers. The “fat-blasting workouts,” “low-fat menu options,” ... that day. It’s an extremely long road ahead, and I want to help us get there, but I can’t be the only one. We need readers to call out ...

  10. Pilgrimage to the Heart

    ... to my heart, I realized I had to say something and get help or else, God forbid, I could hurt someone else by my lack of attention to ... ailments, but also their mental and spiritual components, I find to be very fulfilling.  I train crossfit adaptive athletes as well as ...

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