July 3, 2008

Joy’s Letter

Introduction:
What follows is a letter written by Joy (not her real name), three years after treatment. Eating disorders at times present with a number of associated symptoms. A nine year follow-up of this case will be published in an upcoming guide for families and sufferers.

I had been given many diagnoses and opinions from many well-meaning specialists in the mental health field. They included manic-depressive with rapid mood swings, severe anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, bulimia, and anorexia. (more…)

July 1, 2008

Bulimic since 14

In this space, we welcome letters such as this:

I have been suffering from bulimia since I was 14. I got treatment for it but a year later it began again and has been on-going since then. I just want to be better. I hate the way I am, and I can feel my body is taking the affects. Please advise me on how can go about getting help.” (more…)