March 26, 2012

Suggestions When Your Loved One Refuses Care

I have received a number of emails asking about friends and family who clearly have an eating disorder, even a severe one, but they continue to refuse care. While each case clearly has some different dimensions, in my experience some of the following things can help: (more…)

March 16, 2012

What needs to change?

Fiona is a young woman who had bulimia for over 20 years. She kept it a secret; it was her own private hell.

February 24, 2012

Afraid I will explode

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…)

February 21, 2012

Feeling Trapped

A young woman in her early twenties had been living with controlled bulimia for a number of years. All of a sudden it became out of control and she began bingeing and purging multiple times a day.

January 27, 2012

General Systems Theory and Eating Disorders.

General systems theory refers to the inter-connectivity of all things. This theory developed in the middle part of the last century; it states that everything is connected.

January 20, 2012

Taking Care of Your Healthcare

There has been an increasing movement over the last few years of patients and families taking more control of their own health. (more…)

January 13, 2012

Two Week Challenge

Change is difficult for everybody. Trying to change long term behavioural patterns, such as eating disorders, can seem impossible. The Two Week Challenge can help. (more…)

January 6, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope each of you have had a good holiday and feel well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead.

This is the inauguration of a weekly blog in which we will deal with topical issues, messages, feedback and questions that we receive through this website.

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…)

November 24, 2011

Guilt and the Ultimate Tsunami

Jane, a young woman with increasingly out of control bulimia, consulted with me. She had been staying with an Aunt who felt that as her guardian, it was her responsibility to give her niece advice in all areas of her life. (more…)

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