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.

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:

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

December 7, 2012

Pro Anorexic Websites Putting Youths at Risk

I was interviewed on TV9 News today.

April 3, 2012

Weight Restrictions for Models

Recently a reporter contacted me wanting my opinion regarding the recent weight regulations placed on fashion models in Israel. Read more: New Israeli law seeks to fight spread of eating disorders by banning super-thin models (more…)

December 1, 2011

The Rubber Band Effect

The anorexia nervosa/compulsive overeating worksheet is a tool for tracking conflicts and the influence that they have on eating disorder behaviours. Stress frequently occurs within relationships with people that we are close to including our family and romantic partners. To keep ourselves and these relationships healthy, it is crucial to respond to the conflicts as soon as we can. (more…)

July 9, 2011

Looking for love in all the wrong places

With the Northern hemisphere summer aproaching, Jaqueline Wilson warns that women with eating disorders should be on guard against bulimia triggered by the swimsuit season. (more…)

May 2, 2011

In Fighting Anorexia, Recovery Is Elusive

This New York Times article is interesting. From our point of view, there is always the hope that anorexia or bulimia won’t recur.

However Abby Ellin has a different perspective: (more…)

April 22, 2011

Self-harm and bulimia sparked by bullying

American actress Demi Lovato told 20/20 recently that schoolyard bullying led to over-eating when she was eight. (more…)

January 31, 2011

Anorexic model dies aged 28

At the end of 2010 one of the leaders of an effort to warn about the dangers of eating disorders died of anorexia.

Caro’s story is tragic. A potentially long and rewarding life was cut short from this terrible disease. Anorexia is a disorder that is out of control. (more…)

December 9, 2008

Dieting under stress

Perhaps this is the dieting breakthrough you’ve been waiting for? (more…)

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  • 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.