Hello Charles! I am unsure if you will even remember who I am haha, but this is [name withheld] – I saw you in (I think) 2017 with anorexia.
My wife and I felt quite emotional last Monday after our short Zoom session. All three of us hugged. It felt like the end of a relatively short but profoundly enriching journey with you which started in June at your home office on Waiheke Island.
Dear Dr Fishman
Thank you so much for this website. I have a long history of swinging between bulimia and compulsive over-eating. I am currently a compulsive over-eater. (more…)
I am a strong and confident woman. I’m independent. My heart is open. I feel balanced. I am calm. I am friendly and outgoing.
When I first went to see Charles at the beginning of 2009, I could not have imagined that I would ever be able to describe myself as anything but broken. But, midway through 2010, a year and a half later, I feel that all of the words above describe how I feel about myself now. (more…)
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…)