The Hierarchy of Eating Disorder Diagnoses with Cara Lisette

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this week's episode, Han is joined by Cara Lisette, a mental health advocate, qualified mental health nurse, and children's therapist. Cara, who has battled anorexia since age 12, now stable in recovery for two years, is also an author of the Eating Disorder Recovery Journal and The Bipolar Disorder Journal. Her works are influenced by her personal experiences and professional expertise. Additionally, Cara maintains a thriving mental health blog centred around her anorexia recovery.

  • Cara's eating disorder diagnoses (anorexia nervosa and purging disorder), what they mean, and how they have been treated differently in clinical practice.

  • The hierarchy of diagnostic labels, why diagnostic labels can be important and how their evidence base may not be as useful in individualised clinical practice as we believe.

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