Not Ill Enough

Imagine living with depression. It affects every aspect of your life, from your work to the time you spend with your family. You experience intrusive negative thoughts. You begin to suffer from insomnia, which in turn increases feelings of anxiety. Imagine living with depression, but being told you are not ill enough to qualify for … Read more

Orthorexia – a new type of eating disorder?

You might have heard some of the negativity in the press recently about so called ‘clean eating’ and it’s advocates, who promote a lifestyle which involves cutting out any processed food and often entire food groups (gluten/dairy etc). This is not because of any medical reason, but simply just to be as ‘healthy’ as possible. … Read more

Eating Disorders

This is a topic I’ve been interested in for some time, and would love to do more research on. Here is an overview of the two restrictive types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia is thought to be a relatively modern disorder, however it has been recognised as an eating disorder since … Read more