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orthorexia and schizophrenia

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2012 at 3:24 PM

How do you decipher between orthorexia/anorexia and paranoid schizophrenia?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Melissa- that is BS and you know it.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Melissa, that BS and you know it.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 22, 2012
at 03:46 AM

and if you read the question before closing you would have already noticed that I already have a doctor. You closed this for some other reason.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 22, 2012
at 03:45 AM

That's stupid. There are so many questions on here that are specific to the person that are left open and plenty of people chime in. Friggin Pravda.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 19, 2012
at 08:29 PM

Ok never mind - I get it :p (too specific to one person, not a general enough issue or question...?)

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 19, 2012
at 07:47 PM

Sorry but what is "too localized" in terms of why you closed this?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 04:28 PM

will see a medical professional- hence, my question seeking fodder to throw at him. Unfortunately now I will know of little other to say than the usual "could orthorexia/anorexia actually be schizophrenia?" But I understand there there may be moral dilemmas about giving opinions on potentially serious matter (though this isn't really serious in any debilitating/life threatening sense). Thank you everyone who responded though.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 04:27 PM

I will see a medical professional- hence, my question seeking fodder to throw at him. Unfortunately now I will know of little other to say than the usual "could orthorexia/anorexia actually be schizophrenia?" But I understand there there may be moral dilemmas about giving opinions on potentially serious matter (though this isn't really serious in any debilitating/life threatening sense. Thank you everyone who responded though).

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 04:26 PM

I will see a medical professional- hence my question seeking fodder to throw at him. Unfortunately now I will know of little other to say than the usual "could orthorexia/anorexia actually be schizophrenia?" But I understand there there may be moral dilemmas about giving opinions on potentially serious matters- though this isn't really serious in any debilitating/life threatening sense. Thank you everyone who responded though.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 04:25 PM

I will see a medical professional. Unfortunately now I will know of little other to say than the usual "could orthorexia/anorexia actually be schizophrenia?" Hence, my question. But I understand there there may be moral dilemmas about giving opinions on potentially serious matters- though this isn't really serious in any debilitating/life threatening sense. Thank you everyone who responded though.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 04:05 PM

Thanks for the clarification, Karen. I use the site for the same reasons as you. I was not looking for a diagnosis and if given one I wouldn't have accepted it unequivocally, i would have used it as a talking point with a doctor. That is why I was wondering what people's thoughts were on a possible orthorexia-schizophrenia linkage. I really am not foolish enough to accept a diagnosis from a stranger on the internet.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:57 PM

I personally come here because a. visiting regularly keeps me on track in my own paleo goals b. there often is great info in the answers (there's often terrible also, which is why it isn't a good place for medical) c. I have a question (I find many answer in the archives so don't ask all that many myself.) d. sometimes I feel like I have an answer. There not always answers that people want. Take what you can use and leave the rest.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on June 19, 2012
at 03:55 PM

please see a medical professional and report back. Closed until then.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:53 PM

OMG I know! I've told my doctors this a million times. If you had covered me with a veil so you could not see how obviously underweight I was, you would say that I was a paranoid schizophrenic without hesitation. No one really seemed to get the implication of that statement. Thank you so much for writing this.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:52 PM

This is a great place to get opinions on things like where to find a certain product, whether yyy food is better than xxxx, how to get used to eating less carb, how to improve sleep, all kinds of things that aren't serious medical issues. You could ask something like "do you think orthorexia is an over diagnosed condition?" or "where could I find a paleo friendly doctor who knows about schizophrenia?". Those are questions that acknowledge that we aren't medical experts.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:52 PM

OMG I know! I told my doctor's this a million times. If you covered me with a veil so you could not see how obviously underweight I was, you would say that I was a paranoid schizophrenic. No one has seemed to understand what I mean by this. Thank you so much for writing that!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:50 PM

that's kind of you to say, MathGirl. I'm really okay though- exponentially better than when I was a young boy.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:47 PM

Invalid? I don't think so. He's asking for support and opinions, which all of us are capable of providing.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:47 PM

Thanks Dragonfly. I was hoping you'd chime in and I'll look at her stuff.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:46 PM

My heart aches for you. I have no suggestions that others have not already addressed, but I hope you find peace in your quest for answers!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:45 PM

So why do you come if it's not for other people's opinions? Is it just to voice your own?

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:39 PM

I'm just saying that the opinions of people here aren't valid. We don't have either the expertise or the personal knowledge of your situation.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Thanks, Karen. I was curious about what people's thoughts were on this board. I know the majority here aren't doctors but there's no harm in asking opinions. Certainly there are plenty of orthorexic minded people here.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:35 PM

Dr. Emily Deans may be helpful to consult:http://evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot.com

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Well, by nature I'm not easily satisfied, so probably not. But it would be comforting to have another doctor tell me I'm not going to end up like my mother.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on June 19, 2012
at 03:47 PM

I suspect schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa have some kind of link. Years ago I worked with a man who had schizophrenia. His sister had anorexia nervosa and was probably going to die. It was strange how similar their symptoms actually were.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:53 PM

OMG I know! I've told my doctors this a million times. If you had covered me with a veil so you could not see how obviously underweight I was, you would say that I was a paranoid schizophrenic without hesitation. No one really seemed to get the implication of that statement. Thank you so much for writing this.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:52 PM

OMG I know! I told my doctor's this a million times. If you covered me with a veil so you could not see how obviously underweight I was, you would say that I was a paranoid schizophrenic. No one has seemed to understand what I mean by this. Thank you so much for writing that!

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:32 PM

"Could my orthorexia be a manifestation of schizophrenia?" "I am wondering if I should get a second opinion"

There's nothing wrong with getting second opinions, but an internet forum isn't the place to get them about serious medical matters.

I'm a horticulturist, not a doctor. What validity could my opinion possibly have? And any real doctors who post here couldn't ethically give you an answer because they haven't seen you, done an exam etc.

Go see a real doctor in person for a second opinion on this. Come here for help on fine tuning what you eat.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Thanks, Karen. I was curious about what people's thoughts were on this board. I know the majority here aren't doctors but there's no harm in asking opinions. Certainly there are plenty of orthorexic minded people here.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 04:05 PM

Thanks for the clarification, Karen. I use the site for the same reasons as you. I was not looking for a diagnosis and if given one I wouldn't have accepted it unequivocally, i would have used it as a talking point with a doctor. That is why I was wondering what people's thoughts were on a possible orthorexia-schizophrenia linkage. I really am not foolish enough to accept a diagnosis from a stranger on the internet.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:52 PM

This is a great place to get opinions on things like where to find a certain product, whether yyy food is better than xxxx, how to get used to eating less carb, how to improve sleep, all kinds of things that aren't serious medical issues. You could ask something like "do you think orthorexia is an over diagnosed condition?" or "where could I find a paleo friendly doctor who knows about schizophrenia?". Those are questions that acknowledge that we aren't medical experts.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:39 PM

I'm just saying that the opinions of people here aren't valid. We don't have either the expertise or the personal knowledge of your situation.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:45 PM

So why do you come if it's not for other people's opinions? Is it just to voice your own?

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:47 PM

Invalid? I don't think so. He's asking for support and opinions, which all of us are capable of providing.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:57 PM

I personally come here because a. visiting regularly keeps me on track in my own paleo goals b. there often is great info in the answers (there's often terrible also, which is why it isn't a good place for medical) c. I have a question (I find many answer in the archives so don't ask all that many myself.) d. sometimes I feel like I have an answer. There not always answers that people want. Take what you can use and leave the rest.

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:31 PM

second opinions never hurt, but will you be satisfied if the 2nd opinion is the same as the first?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 19, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Well, by nature I'm not easily satisfied, so probably not. But it would be comforting to have another doctor tell me I'm not going to end up like my mother.

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