In this weeks episode, Han is joined by Ellen Maloney. Ellen has her own experience of an eating disorder, which she received intensive treatment for, as well as autism and obsessive compulsive disorder.
With Ellen, we discuss her eating disorder journey and how her treatment differs from what is normally offered. The treatment Ellen received helped her to determine what SHE liked beyond her eating disorder and what her eating disorder had led her to believe.
We also discuss the impact of Ellen’s other diagnoses, and how they had impacted her eating disorder recovery. Whilst these diagnoses gave Ellen some clarity on certain behaviours, it equally made things more challenging. OCD and autism may be associated with characteristics such as perfectionism and social isolation, which can often be seen as something to grow away from in eati ...... Read more