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NYT Article & Myers Briggs

Hello! I used to be very active in these parts a few years ago (namely, the original purgatorium) but dropped off the radar while attempting to recover/work FT. Recently, two different things spurred my desire to post here - ironically, for the first time. Leave it to snowpocolypse! Anyway...

1. I was wondering what your thoughts were on this article from the NY TimesNarrowing an Eating Disorder. I think the article provides some good discussion; it's important to define ED-NOS so that it captures disorders that don't fit neatly into the categories of AN or BN, but it would be detrimental to keep the diagnosis so roomy that is reduces the perceived severity of EDs as whole l or leads to more ambiguity. Not sure I agree with the comment from the doctor about removing weight criteria from all the ED diagnoses, though. Other thoughts/comments/discussion welcome!

2. I apologize for segueing into a completely disparate topic but - what is everyone's Myers Briggs Type Indicator? I've always wondered if there is a link between certain enneagrams and having an eating disorder. I was reading the overview for my enneagram (INTJ) from some website, and it said we are prone to addition and stomach ailments as the result of consistently internalizing personal problems. There are other traits that make me think a link is possible. However, when I google I can't find much research on this topic. I'm sure there are pysch majors here who've wondered the same thing!

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