How Treatment Made My Eating Disorder WORSE (as an autistic person with anorexia)

Season #5

I was only 15 when I was tossed out of the Dutch eating disorder treatment system with the labels “too complex,” “manipulative,” and a “hopeless case.” It wasn’t until I discovered I am autistic that I understood why eating disorder treatment never worked…and in fact, had only made the anorexia worse.

In today’s episode of the Liv Label Free podcast, I share my journey growing up undiagnosed autistic, how this led to the development of my eating disorder, and I discuss the dangers of traditional eating disorder treatment for neurodivergent individuals. Of course, I also share what DID work for me to fully recover from an eating disorder while embracing my unique brain, so hopefully you will feel empowered and inspired to do the same!

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