True-Life I Have an Eating Disorder

I believe that eating disorders are a legitimate medical condition especially considering the symptoms. An eating disorder first of all is a psychological disorder but it has severe physical ramifications. The symptoms of eating disorders include depression, severe changes in body weight, late in life blood pressure and heart issues, as well as death. I believe this was similar to the chaos narrative; the individuals addicted in these scenarios seem to lie and move around the situation. The first girl telling the story of binging speaks directly to the fact that she lies to herself about what she is doing and does not mentally connect the situation. Three individuals (bulimic with mixed past histories) go through their narrative and it is important to note that some of the individuals were in the throes of their illness while others have moved past their illness give several different narratives. The culture and stigma plays a huge role in their illness, initially the culture causes these individuals to become ill and later the same culture judges them for their disorder that came about to shape societies views of them. The actual medical professionals in this video were very helpful and accepting of the condition in this episode, the doctors identify and immediately try and give constructive advice to solve these disorders. The family members of the male family seem less informed and more surprised but are still trying their best to solve the issue. In the male family the parents don’t handle the issue as well because they are less knowledgeable of the situation possibly because of the stigma that males don’t have these conditions as often. The rights and responsibilities of the individuals who are sick first and foremost is the acknowledgment of the treatment followed by efforts to get better. This is very difficult though and causes the issues of the chaos narrative. I actually found this condition to go hand in hand with the chronic pain article because of the shame that was linked to the situation. The bulimia/anorexia discussed is justified by the individual and hidden from family and friends because of shame and confusion. The narratives in the chronic pain and true-life video are useful for all to understand the situation.

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  1. pucket10 says:

    Although this video does not acknowledge a specific individual it references people who suffer from eating disorders or as she refers to it as Disordered eating. I agree with you Chase, as the illness narrative would most likely coincide with that of Chaos, with the unwanted desire to actually fix the problem. People who experience this type of disorder should be handled with extreme care as there can be detrimental effects to an individuals life if proper care and treatment is ignored. From the youtube video, she mentions areas of our culture where narrative therapy is very helpful and has significant positive impacts helping individuals relate to the good progress each person has made. How influential narratives can be relating the achievements of each positive experience to aid in ones recovery from these illness’. I believe that the video conveys your thoughts when you say that it is the acknowledgement of treatment first followed by a proactive sense of getting better. This is a difficult disorder as typically our culture as well as the individuals struggle to understand how to make things better and accept that there is actually a problem in these situations that can greatly affect health, even including hospitalization or death if not acknowledged.

  2. pucket10 says:

    Although this video does not acknowledge a specific individual it references people who suffer from eating disorders or as she refers to it as Disordered eating. I agree with you Chase, as the illness narrative would most likely coincide with that of Chaos, with the unwanted desire to actually fix the problem. People who experience this type of disorder should be handled with extreme care as there can be detrimental effects to an individuals life if proper care and treatment is ignored. From the youtube video, she mentions areas of our culture where narrative therapy is very helpful and has significant positive impacts helping individuals relate to the good progress each person has made. How influential narratives can be relating the achievements of each positive experience to aid in ones recovery from these illness’. I believe that the video conveys your thoughts when you say that it is the acknowledgement of treatment first followed by a proactive sense of getting better. This is a difficult disorder as typically our culture as well as the individuals struggle to understand how to make things better and accept that there is actually a problem in these situations that can greatly affect health, even including hospitalization or death if not acknowledged.

    AskimoT.V., June 20, 2012, Youtube.com video blog, “All about Narrative Therapy and Disordered Eating”

  3. pucket10 says:

    Although this video does not acknowledge a specific individual it references people who suffer from eating disorders or as she refers to it as Disordered eating. I agree with you Chase, as the illness narrative would most likely coincide with that of Chaos, with the unwanted desire to actually fix the problem. People who experience this type of disorder should be handled with extreme care as there can be detrimental effects to an individuals life if proper care and treatment is ignored. From the youtube video, she mentions areas of our culture where narrative therapy is very helpful and has significant positive impacts helping individuals relate to the good progress each person has made. How influential narratives can be relating the achievements of each positive experience to aid in ones recovery from these illness’. I believe that the video conveys your thoughts when you say that it is the acknowledgement of treatment first followed by a proactive sense of getting better. This is a difficult disorder as typically our culture as well as the individuals struggle to understand how to make things better and accept that there is actually a problem in these situations that can greatly affect health, even including hospitalization or death if not acknowledged.

    AskimoT.V., June 20, 2012, Youtube.com video blog, “All about Narrative Therapy and Disordered Eating” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvS7Mt2_3VM

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