March 3, 2011

Beating back the eating disorder beast with social networking

For people suffering from eating disorders, Social Networking technology provides a new and greater opportunity to support one another, invaluable in beating back the eating disorder “beast”.

With the new technologies today, more can be accomplished than ever before – from space travel to curing diseases. One technology that is especially helpful to eating disorder sufferers is social networking. Why?

We are living in the age of connectedness. We have increasing opportunities to be connected to one another through digital tools that promote interactivity and interconnectedness – the world wide web, cell phones, and perhaps most powerfully, the new social media such as Facebook. People are able to connect with one another and share information more easily than ever before.

This website is intended to assist suffers of Eating Disorders to discover better ways of handling this problem.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

In the world of eating disorders, specially Bulimia Nervosa and Compulsive Over Eating it’s time to expect different results by doing something different.

With eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa and compulsive over eating there is a correlation between avoiding conflicts, or procrastination, and the symptoms getting worse. It is essential in this age of connectedness, to find a support, to find a text partner, a Facebook friend or some form of a supporter who will be there to support you to address the issues that are making your Eating Disorder flare up.

Isolation makes Eating Disorders worse, regardless of the type of disorder. I encourage you to use this website to stay connected – a significant therapeutic support towards wellness.

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

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