August 25, 2014

Eating Disorders and the Psychosomatic Family

Recently I saw a 25 year old woman who had experienced bulimia for about 6 years. Her focus was increasingly on her body weight.

She lived at home with her family. When I asked her about her family she reported that she was very close to her mother.
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December 6, 2013

You Can Fix Your Family

My latest book ‘You Can Fix Your Family’ is now available on Amazon for US$9.00:
http://amzn.com/1463611455

In New Zealand you can purchase ‘You Can Fix Your Family’ from the Woman’s Bookshop
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September 17, 2013

People, People, People

Greetings to you:

I need to apologize, our blog has been quiet for some months now. I have been completing a book for families, “You Can Fix Your Family”, which should be out in a few weeks. You’ll see my notices on that and a special price for members and US members of this community.
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December 7, 2012

Pro Anorexic Websites Putting Youths at Risk

I was interviewed on TV9 News today.
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November 23, 2012

Respect

Eating disorders are not voluntary. Nobody would choose to have anorexia, bulimia, or overeating.
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October 23, 2012

How to Get Your Family Member into Care

Many people ask how they can get their loved one who is suffering from an eating disorder into treatment.
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September 18, 2012

Eating Disorder Symptoms and Voicelessness

We have written many times on this site about the link between conflict avoidance and eating disorder symptoms. Often people experience a sudden desire to binge or purge when they are in social situations where they feel that they just don’t have a voice. (more…)

August 12, 2012

Give Yourself a Break!

We all know and have fought with trying to be “perfect”, and the paralysis that this can lead to. Never being satisfied with anything other than “perfect”, can lead to constantly feeling like a failure and feelings of hopelessness.
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August 5, 2012

Help for overeating

Hi my name is Mel, I am a over eater!!!

I never knew there was help for this, I need help to get past my sick and twisted love and need for food.

Adolesent Anorexia

Hi,

I don’t if this is the right place to write this but here goes anyway.  We live in Hamilton and have an 11 yr old niece who has been diagnosed with anorexia,  we are looking for anyone who has been (or is going) through the same thing to talk and share ideas. 

At the moment we are receiving care through mental health,  their main concern is weight gain before we start on anything else but a nutritionist and psychologist(?) are next. 

No one we know has been through something like this and we are feeling very lonely and isolated.  We would greatly appreciate any contact (support).

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Dr Fishman is the author of 'Enduring Change in Eating Disorders – Interventions with long -term results' (Brunner-Routledge 2004).

This book presents the powerful and proven effective model of Intensive Structural Family Therapy and its application to the treatment of eating disorders.