February 10th, 2010


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!


Hello (:

I have a question concerning eating disorders and depression.

I've been in recovery for the last 9 months in an eating disorder clinic. I've been IP for months and now I'm in an IOP every day.
The fact is that things are getting better. IP was fucking hard for me but IOP isn't as bad. I'm not recovered at all but I'm starting to eat correctly and I'm working on my body and self-image issues.
And I can even go to college some hours per week.

The problem is that lately I've been feeling really depressed.
I haven't been depressed in my life and even if I was really ill I was an optimistic girl with friends who loved to do things and who loved life.

And now that things are betting better (I have more than 5 hours of therapy per day and I have solved many of my emotional problems) I'm feeling fucking sad and I don't understand it.

I'm OK sometimes, mostly when I'm with people I love... but sometimes I have too problems with being alive. I haven't contemplated suicide or feel like this before and I'm fucking scared.

So... I just want to know if this is a normal process in recovery or if someone felt like this during recovery or whatever.
I just need some kind of feedback. I'm feeling really alone and crazy with this. Most of the girls in IOP seem to be really happy with their lives after some months in recovery.

Thank you!

(English isn't my mother tongue. Sorry for the errors!)