1. Do you know anyone who has an eating disorder? What are the circumstances?
  2. Why do you think that these disorders are more common in women than in men?
  3. Are you surprised to learn that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder?
  4. Marybeth’s approach to treatment uses several approaches: psychodynamic, Jungian, feminist, cognitive behavioral, existential, and movement and is tailored to each individual. If it were you she was treating, which approach do you think might work best to reach you?
  5. Marybeth stated that the issue of body image is important in eating disorders. Why do you think this is the case?
  6. Why do you think eating disorders are so hard to recover from?
  7. Julia feels that there was a very important spiritual component to her recovery. What are you thoughts about why this is so important for so many people with eating disorders?
  8. What do you think about what Julia and Marybeth say to people who have eating disorders?: You are not a bad person. It is not your fault.
  9. What do you think about the advice that Julia and Marybeth have for families of people who have eating disorders?: Love them. Get educated.
  10. Are there any questions you have about eating disorders that were not brought up in this program?

For resources see: Resources Mentioned in the Show

These questions are to provide family and peer discussion and education. The information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or psychological condition. If you think someone is too fragile to be part of the discussion, please have them consult their mental health care provider for individual advice regarding the situation.