MessyxMissy (messyxmissy) wrote in ed_ucate,

Recovery: Bulimia Nervosa and Pattern Intervention

Hi everyone!

my name is Missy, and I've been both depressed and bulimic since the age of 10. I'm 18 now, and have recently been served by my parents with a Baker Act ( The beginnings of recovery have been rocky for me, as I am totally dependent on my laissez faire-type parents (yes, I am aware of the contradiction). I'm supposed to meet with my therapist weekly, but it rarely happens. (See: "denial", "pride", "fear")

Anyway, I am finally making it my first priority to get well; and I am no longer going to expect and depend on my parents to help me. My first step for this resolution has been to hit the books. I've heard that a lot of people have found ways to recover that way. I'm not so sure that I'll be able to do it all on my own, but I think that having some sort of "portable guide" would be a great supplement to my sometimes-therapy.

While browsing online, I came across this book called "Evolving Possibilities". It's a collection of essays on psychotherapy written by William O'Hanlon. I haven't had the time to read everything, but I did find something about "binge prevention" that interested me on page 43 (the link can be found below).

I guess I'm just wondering what everyone's take on those particular cases is. Personally, I don't think any of these techniques would have worked on me, as punishment has always been a part of my eating disorder. Furthermore, if I'm not mistaken, punishment is a very common component of many eating disorders. I don't know, maybe I read over the information too fast. Maybe I should be focused more on the fact that the section is headed as "Pattern Intervention"?

(If this has already been discussed, sorry for bringing it up again. =])


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