Bulimia is a serious eating disorder where people feel that they have lost control over their eating and evaluate themselves according to their body shape and weight. People with bulimia are caught in a cycle of eating large quantities of food (called ‘bingeing’), and then vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics (called purging), in order to prevent… Continue reading All About Bulimia Nervosa
When it comes to eating disorders, everyone has heard of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. However, these are not the only types of eating disorders that exist. EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified) or now recognised as OSFED (other specified feeding or eating disorder) is the most common type of eating disorder and the most… Continue reading The Most Deadliest and Less Talked About Eating Disorder
April the 2nd 2017 is World Autism Awareness Day 2017! Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease… Continue reading Living with Autism: World Autism Day
Body Image is our idea of how our body looks and how it is perceived by others. Having a negative or poor body image is strongly associated to Anxiety and Depression as well as eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia. Obsessive and exhausting over-exercising behaviour, yo-yo dieting, reluctance to socialise, difficulties with relationships and… Continue reading Body Image and Eating Disorders
The 27th March to the 2nd April 2017 is World Autism Awareness Week. The term ‘autism’ is used here to describe all diagnostic profiles, including Asperger syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).Without understanding, autistic people and their families are at risk of being isolated and developing mental health problems. Autism is much more common than many… Continue reading World Autism Awareness Week 
So, my specific learning difficulties assessment report came back today. The report is long and confusing but after analysing, I feel somewhat more reassured. The report states that I scored well below average in many areas apart from literacy and reading and particularly struggled with memory and concentration. I got 3 diagnoses. Developmental Co-ordination Disorder… Continue reading Today I got some diagnoses..
Today I had a 4 hour SpLD assessment (specific learning difficulties). The term ‘Specific Learning Difficulty’ (SpLD) is a term that refers to a difference or difficulty with particular aspects of learning. The most common SpLDs are dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. An individual may have one of these independently or they… Continue reading Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment