The worldwide Eating Disorder conference in Barcelona in 2006
highlighted the fact very clearly, that the professionals are the
ones , who need to listen, who need to learn. The professionals have
to change their treatment methods in order to make
recovery from ED possible for everyone. Inadequate therapy
methods like weight gain programmes combined with punishment
regulations and extensive medication do not only hinder
recovery from ED, they can make recovery impossible.
How electric shock treatments can help eating distress sufferers is
beyond any scientific understanding .
All these outdated and
on an international level unprofessional methods are still in
fashion in Irish psychiatric wards and specialised Eating
As the worldwide charter for
action on eating disorders shows
Sufferers and their Families
have fundamental rights:
.....People with eating disorders and their families
have a right to be involved in treatment
and be involved in respectful ongoing
with the treatment providers ....
Most names of the
brave ones, who tell us their stories and share with us their
experiences, have been changed to protect them.
It is by far not easy
for them to go back into these dark and traumatic times . They have
done it to
help others , to let
us all know:
Respect , understanding and unconditional love
are the essence of any therapy.
Everybody is more than welcome to add hers/his story
back to experiences