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Eating Disorder Voice: Eating Disorder Recovery

Alex Robboy , CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW — Founder & executive director

Eating Disorder Voice: Eating Disorder Recovery in Philadelphia, Ocean City, Mechanicsville, and Sante Fe image


Eating Disorder Voice: Eating Disorder Recovery in Philadelphia PA, Ocean City NJ, Mechanicsville VA, and Sante Fe NM

Eating Disorder Treatment in Philadelphia - The Eating Disorder Voice The Eating Disorder voice verbally abuses people with Anorexia. They can become extremely nervous when they do not know their exact weight. Anorexia gives its victims the illusion of control, but clearly it is the disease that actually takes control of them. When I asked a client to describe her relationship with her eating disorder I posed the question “Is your eating disorder your friend or your enemy? She paused and said thoughtfully? “It’s kind of like a backstabbing friend”. This “backstabbing friend” is what is referred to in the field as the Eating Disorder voice…


The eating disorder voices says things like:

* Look at the girl she is skinnier and therefore better than you
* You ate that piece of pizza and now you gained ten pounds
* If you eat lunch then your friends will think you are a fat pig
* Guys won’t like you unless you are skinny
* You are a quitter if you recover
* If you eat that you are a failure
* Do not listen to your parents, therapists, and the doctor. They are just trying to make you fat!
* Just lose a few more pounds and everything will be better
* Do not eat that
* You should not have eaten that
* You have no self control

If you wish to speak with a counselor call 215 922 LOVE ext 100 The Center for Growth / Eating Disorder Treatment in Philadelphia or schedule an appointment online. The Center for Growth offers both in-person and online therapy services in a wide variety of locations, including Philadelphia, Ocean City, Mechanicsville, and Sante Fe. Our offices in Florida and Georgia also provide counseling via telemedicine.

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