Over the two weeks following the release of Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, I’ll be featuring the amazing contributors to the book and excerpts from their narratives.
For more details on the book, including info on the other contributors and where to pick up a copy, please visit the Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis page.
Caz writes about chronic illness on her blog Invisibly Me. She shared her experience with bulimia nervosa, and here’s an excerpt:
“It started, initially, as a means to rid myself of occasional meals as I’d been struggling with worries over my weight, size and body shape.It quickly became more than the odd meals, and soon grew to binge eating large quantities before purging.It became about self-comfort, self-loathing and control…”
Christina of Sea of Words shared her experience of generalized anxiety disorder:
“I knew it was more than just being anxious.I can’t function normally in my life because of it.The difference between anxiety and an anxiety disorder is that you can’t live a normal life.Anxiety takes place in every aspect of your life, such as… everyday life things such as getting out of bed in the morning.”