Get answers to your questions about eating disorder treatment from John Levitt, Ph.D. / highlights from our Ask a Therapist webinar on May 5 — We held a Q&A webinar with eating disorder therapist John Levitt, Ph.D. on May 5, 2019. Here are some important questions he answered for us. 1. Do you have any advice about FBT for eating disorders? Answer recap: FBT (family therapy) is one of the evidence-based therapies available for eating disorders. It’s effective for a… [...]

Why we should say no to positivity — and yes to our negative emotions — It sounds paradoxical, but accepting our negative emotions can actually make us happier in the long run. Psychologist Susan David explains how. This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from someone in the TED community; browse through all the posts… [...]

Steady as She Goes

Hi everyone! Sorry for being relatively inactive on this blog for a while. I actually still have several topics lined-up that I'm keen to write about, but I keep doubting myself and my "right" to discuss complicated issues. My inner saboteur (as RuPaul would call it) has been acting up. So in the spirit of [...]

Structural Oppression Contributes to Eating Disorders Among Women

RecoverED: Better Than Before

By Laura Labate:


         Cover Letter:   The process of writing this paper has allowed me to combine my personal opinions about the topic of eating disorders with scientific findings, in order to form a compelling argument that I have not yet heard. I take pride in my stance on the topic and feel by writing about eating disorders I have the potential to begin to address some stigmas about the disease that exists within our society. Of course recovery was a difficult part to write about since the experience is individual to each person and there is no linear road to health, however I believe the difficulty in the writing process is symbolic of the process itself. Therefore this topic is deserving of attention. That is why I think it is valuable to highlight the individualistic nature of the process and provide a framework for what…

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I don't know that I'll ever be fully satisfied with what I write. I also don't know that it's important for why I write in the first place. I might not always love the end product, or think everyone else will too, but the process of putting words to what's going on often helps. This [...]

Rolling over in bed this morning, Thinking “I don’t want to do this”. Chatting with the cab driver, Realizing how lucky I truly am. Sitting on the bus, Struck with the uncertainty of it all. Considering the old ways I used to find “control”. Scrambling through airport security, Smiling at cheerful David behind the desk, [...]