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 (http://www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us/Baker_act.htm). 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. =])