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Author:  ComplexSimplicity [ Thu May 20, 2010 12:06 pm ]
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So did anyone see that episode on intervention with the girl with bulimia who weighs *very little*(edited). Her name's Amy P. I don't know about you guys but I have such a hard time watching specials on eating disorders. I always end up changing the channel. :-(

Author:  Kaz [ Thu May 20, 2010 12:09 pm ]
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^ Can you please remove the weight?

I unserstand it being hard to watch things regarding EDs...I am the same way. I must admit that when I am trying to trigger myself I tend to watch them more.

Author:  Recovery Warrior [ Thu May 20, 2010 12:14 pm ]
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I used to be very facinated by eating disorder movies and episodes, but I don't really find them helpful. They make me feel sad with my own issues and why no one gave me an intervention. I need to work on the comparrisons though! I did make it, and no matter what movies or episodes say, recovery takes time and allot of hard work. somehow they always end in "she's fine now" because she's no longer X lbs..



*sorry, It was me that edited your post. Just thought it was best.

Author:  ComplexSimplicity [ Thu May 20, 2010 2:18 pm ]
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sorry about posting the weight! i didnt think about it possibly being triggering.

Author:  poppy [ Thu May 20, 2010 2:56 pm ]
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i saw an episode on intervention about a bulimic woman though she was a higher weight. i saw an episode with an anorexic woman who was more the stereotype physically and i found it triggery but also like Christen said those things make me wonder why no one pushed help on me

Author:  Suzie [ Thu May 20, 2010 5:34 pm ]
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I saw the Amy P episode. It was really intense. Parts of it were very triggering. However, I think in the end, seeing it was actually somewhat beneficial to me. It was very sad, she had gotten to the point where her life was 100% revolved around her eating disorder and she had lost everything. She didn't "recover".

I guess it made me realise how much I don't want to get any worse again.

Author:  Recovery Warrior [ Thu May 20, 2010 5:41 pm ]
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Suzie wrote:
It was very sad, she had gotten to the point where her life was 100% revolved around her eating disorder and she had lost everything. She didn't "recover".
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This is why I hate those shows. *(and most memoir ED books too)* Real recovery takes time and allot of hard work. They often don't end on a good note where eating disorders are concerned. It leaves people struggeling think that recovery isn't possible. It IS. ANYONE CAN RECOVER.

Author:  ComplexSimplicity [ Thu May 20, 2010 9:56 pm ]
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peacewithin wrote:

This is why I hate those shows. *(and most memoir ED books too)* Real recovery takes time and allot of hard work. They often don't end on a good note where eating disorders are concerned. It leaves people struggeling think that recovery isn't possible. It IS. ANYONE CAN RECOVER.


yah i also hate reading literature or anything else that makes it seem like we can never recover. i feel like if you dont believe it, then its not possible. where there's a will, there's a way and im confident that i wont live the rest of my life like this.

Author:  dawny [ Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:28 pm ]
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I saw that episode as well and was a little apalled at the fact that they only addressed the bulimia in the episode. Many bulimics are actually normal weight, so it can be quite triggering to see some one labeled only bulimic who is drastically underweight. This person was obviously purging via exercise and annorexic as well.
Was I the only one that said to themself, "She's not telling the truth" when they showed her at the end of the episode and she was telling the camera how she was now working with the staff? I could tell she was not telling the truth and sure enough, at the end of the episode it stated that she was back to her old situation. Why wouldn't the MD's and therapists see through her mask of compliance? That's the saddest part, to me.

Author:  perfectwings [ Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:47 pm ]
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I showed the Amy P. episode to my parents to help them understand what I was actually going through, what could happen to me, and how serious it is. It was very triggering for me, but it got my point across to my parents.

Author:  komich [ Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:17 pm ]
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I watched most of it recently. It actually helped me realize some of the reasoning behind my own problems. Intervention is a guilty pleasure of mine and thankfully I no longer seem to get triggered by it.

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