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Mary Pritchard, PhD

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I can answer questions about the psychology of eating, disordered eating attitudes and behaviors such as drive for thinness, drive for muscularity, binge eating, body dysmorphia, dieting, excessive/obsessive exercise, and body dissatisfaction. I can also answer questions about anorexia and bulimia.

Jeanne Rust, PhD

U.S.
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I have been treating eating disorders for over 25 years and I have a doctorate in clinical psychology. I am an expert in anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders and in co-occurring disorders as well -- depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc. I was the official eating disorder therapist for the University of Arizona athletic department and love working with girls and women of all ages! 12 years ago I started my own treatment centers in Arizona where we treat adolescents and adults. I love working with people and have been helping people online since 1994. My hearts go out to the people out there who are unable to find help, who aren't sure whether they need help, and who don't have much of an understanding of the terrible consequences, emotionally and physically, that go hand in hand with the eating disorder. I view eating disorders as coping mechanisms that people use when they are under stress. I believe that eating disorders most times have many similarities whether it is anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. The good news is that people can heal from an eating disorder and learn to create the lives they would like to live.

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2016-08-26 Do I have an eating disorder?:

Hi, Becks,    I'm so sorry that you're so miserable right now.  I'm a recovered compulsive eater, anorexic and bulimic so I well understand the pain you're in right now.  Your psychologist won't be surprised

2016-08-24 ice eating habit:

Hi Manahil,    This may or may not be eating-disorder related. For example, many with iron-deficiency anemia crave ice. In fact, that is the most common cause of this particular craving. Have you had a

2016-07-24 Food issues:

Hi Steve,     I am so sorry you are going through this. You are experiencing the side effects of your eating disorder. It sounds, from your description, like you have the binge-purge subtype of anorexia

2016-07-22 Eating issues:

I know how expensive therapists are.  Usually there are community resources which don't charge.  Even with an eating disorder, you can benefit from the psychological stuff.  You can go to 12-step meetings

2016-07-17 Eating issues:

Dear Steve,    What you are doing is extremely dangerous not only for your health but bulimia kills people.  Most of them have heart attacks or esophogeal hemorrages.  The chest pain is an indicator of

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