A Hunger Artist
Learning to let go of disordered eating
Emily T. Troscianko
There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Emily T. Troscianko, Ph.D., is a researcher and writer with a particular interest in the links between fiction-reading and mental health.
A Hunger Artist explores what it's like to have anorexia nervosa and to recover from it, emphasising in particular the powerful interconnections between the sufferer's physical and psychological states. The blog discusses recent directions in clinical research on eating disorders, analyses some of the paradoxes and vicious circles that characterise this dangerous mental and physical illness, and connects eating disorders with current sociocultural trends and with personal factors like relationships, work/study, and sport.