What causes an eating disorder? Psychology, biology and genetics

What I’ve realised is that a lot of people have their own ideas about what causes an eating disorder, what is and isn’t eating disordered behaviour and if it is so very different from dieting or other weight loss methods in the end. Also, a lot of other people haven’t ever really thought about it… Continue reading What causes an eating disorder? Psychology, biology and genetics

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Fatphobia: An Interrogation

What is fatphobia? I would define it as systematic, societal discrimination and prejudice against fat people, people in larger bodies, people who are regarded as ‘obese’ or ‘overweight’. I use those words in inverted commas because the ways in which those terms of defined are, to me, not particularly linked to anything other than profit.… Continue reading Fatphobia: An Interrogation

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Exercise and Virtue

I feel scared to write about this. Not everyone with an eating disorder struggles with exercise but it is a major component for me that I’ve found extremely complex to tackle and deal with. It’s very much still a live issue for me and almost harder than the food restriction element in some ways. Exercise… Continue reading Exercise and Virtue

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My particular brand of Madness TM

TW: for discussion of psychosis, hallucinations, self-harm, suicidal ideation/attempts/actual suicide (only mentions no detail), ED behaviours (no figures) First written on 31/07/21 As my first ever post I wanted to provide a bit of context and description of what I mean when I say I am mentally ill, anorexic or Mad TM. The use of… Continue reading My particular brand of Madness TM

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