April 27th, 2005

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I've been in a really 'off' state of mind lately. And my physical state has been really weak. To make myself feel a bit better, I've been eating healthier and more often (despite the fact that I've been an emotional wreck because of it). This morning I stepped on the scale and noticed a dramatic weight loss. Is there any reason why eating a significant amount more than usual should cause my weight to go down?

anorexia, fairy tales, and inspirational grad students

This article is interesting in its own right, but it also mentions one of Darker-Smith's other articles/research-topics, which is about anorexia.

"The Dual Mind-Set Of Anorexia Nervosa – conceptualism through to cure’ looks at how anorexic victims often enjoy creative pursuits and struggle with mathematics – yet are able to become experts in weight and calorie calculation very rapidly.

Susan suggests an imbalance between the left side of the brain (critical) and the right side (creative) intensifies anorexia and could be treated by compassionate mind training currently being used to help schizophrenics."

Any idea where I could find those articles? Anyone else ever heard of this woman? She's a grad student... wow. I've tried Pubmed, but because I don't think they've been formally published yet it's probably a bust... the informational article is tantalizing, though.

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