I’m reminded daily about how difficult it is to develop and hold on to a real and meaningful understanding of eating disorders. As usual, the recent blog posts cover a staggering range, from the social construction of fat phobia to the nuances of osteoporosis, DEXA scans and Z-scores. As a private practice clinician, especially in the pre-Internet era (yes I’m that old), it was especially challenging to stay caught up on what was happening in…

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I came across this article recently. Written by Peter Kramer of “Listening to Prozac”  fame, the essay underscores the power of personal stories in our work as clinicians and researchers. Kramer notes the re-emergence of clinical case reports in medicine and psychiatric journals as a tacit acknowledgement that we may have strayed too far in investing such enormous power and confidence in empiricism and statistics. I think his ideas have special significance to clinicians who are looking to link…

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