October 17th, 2005

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Anorexia vs obesity (lmao)

http://www.lilithgallery.com/articles/2005/anorexia_vs_obesity.html

What in the hell?

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And if you don't like the bolded text - be glad you didn't go to the link. The author thinks she can get across to people better by writing in gigantic text in certain paragraphs. And there are photos along the left side of the page of the article itself, which I didn't post here (they may be triggering). I don't know if she's using them to illustrate any sort of point or not. Er, there's also a BMI calculator and a couple of graphs and stuff.

Please don't take this lady seriously, or at least too serious. This is an interesting read, well, maybe to some of you - but she also seems a little hateful and crazy. And her little graphs and facts may or may not be accurate.

Holy crap. Anyway, I got this link from http://www.bigfatblog.com/ which is a rather interesting read. A lot of stories, articles and topics on overweight persons - sometimes eating disorders, sometimes about how society deals with looks and weight... etc etc etc.

Edit: Oh, I wanted to point out that in the first paragraph she states that being overweight is more deadly than eating disorders. She has numbers there, and I could care less about the numbers, really. What do you think? I thought that was a rather ... uh ... interesting statement to make, at the least.
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"All psychiatric diagnoses are more prevalent in alcohol-abusing women than in either nonalcohol-abusing women or alcohol-abusing men. Only antisocial personality disorder is more prevalent in male alcoholics. Studies indicate that the prevalence of comorbid depression is 30% to 40% in alcohol-abusing women. Interestingly, women with alcohol problems seem to have a much higher rate of "dual" diagnoses, in which a primary affective disorder predated their chemical dependence, than men with alcohol problems. In the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study (14), depression was primary and alcoholism was secondary in 66% of alcohol-abusing women. In contrast, alcoholism was primary and depression was secondary in 78% of alcohol-abusing men. Many women cite worsening depressive symptoms as their main reason for entering an alcohol treatment program. This information may help primary care physicians target their preventive efforts and tailor their treatment recommendations.

Alcohol-abusing women attempt suicide four times more often than nonalcoholic women (15). Among adults with alcohol use disorders, the suicide rate in women equals that in men; however, women attempt suicide more often than men. Anorexia and bulimia are also more prevalent in alcohol-abusing women (15% to 32%)--significantly higher than the prevalence in the general population (anorexia, 1.5%; bulimia, 7%) (16)."

(from http://www.postgradmed.com/issues/2002/12_02/cyr2.htm)

I wonder if one is at higher risk for abusing alcohol because of the eating disorder, of at higher risk of developing an eating disorder because of alcohol abuse? Same question with depression. (Heh, the ever-lasting chicken or the egg question) I guess ultimately it doesn't matter, does it?

My real question is what are you experiences/relationships with alcohol and your eating disorder?