April 20th, 2006

hands down i'm too proud for love

Eating disorders & ADD/ADHD

I've been posting here way too much but new things keep popping up into my mind a lot.

I was wondering what the link was between ADD/Eating disorders, so I looked it up. I found something interesting from here (full article) that I thought I would share, but I still feel unsure about it. I don't really like how the article is written either, but okay. For some reason I don't think it's possible for me to have both an ED and ADD even though I can't really concentrate lately, etc. I used to think ADD was not a serious problem and I still think it's mis-diagnosed, but lately I've been on this "information binge" on it. I know only my psychiatrist could help me figure this out but I was wondering what YOUR personal experiences are. So my question is: Are any of you diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and an ED? Does having ADD aggravate your ED symptoms, or vis versa?

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Two Questions

I know these are totally unrelated, but they are both things I feel should be discussed,

1)I don't know about everyone else here but I like to read books with eating disorders being the main subject matter, actually I tend to seek out anything to do with eating disorders, but that's not the question. I would like to know what is your favorite eating disorder themed book, and why you like it so much??

2) What are the physiological effects of food on you? If i eat just the "right" amount of food, i feel okay, but if I eat " too much " food, my heart starts pounding much like it does during a planned binge/purge episode, any similar experiences? insight? discussion?