The article was good...

...but the byline was better.

Check it, kids: the Washington Post actually let me write for them. I convinced them to run a special article for Eating Disorders Awareness Week, on using Maudsley Family-Based Treatment.

Extreme Measures: A Girl's Suffering Drove Her Parents to Explore New Treatment

A special thank you to all those who let me interview them and shared their stories.

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13 comments:

Cammy said...

Hooray, Carrie! Great article, the media needs more reports about EDs from people that actually understand them. Terrific news, hopefully the attention this piece gets will lead to more opportunities for you!

samsi77 said...

Please allow me to re-phrase the title of this blog to read "The article is GREAT!" This is the best piece that I have read on eating disorders and effective treatment in a long time! Terrific way to kick off EDAP Week!

Hope said...

Wow, Carrie...I agree with Cammy and samsi77...great article. You are helping to spread the word on a treatment that's a real life saver. And don't we know it.
So proud of you.
Hugs!!!

Sarah said...

Carrie, I LOVE that you did this. This is a very well-written story and I am so happy that more people will learn about the Maudsley method through your article. I was treated with this method and sometimes wish I could shout from the rooftops how effective I think it is. Thank you so much for using your skills to do this.

Tiptoe said...

Great article. It is so nice to have informative articles rather than the standard run of the mill types.

Denise said...

Carrie, Thanks for convincing them to print this very informative and terrific Article. It will not only help to spread the word out on the Maudsley Method for the many deparate family's in need, It will also be very life saving!

mary said...

Great job Carrie. The residential treatment spas are gonna hate your story.

Sarah, you ought to share your story too in your own words. Hearing how passionate you feel, how positive your experience, will be the message that is conveyed. I got that from a tiny bit and I don't know you.

Keep writing Carrie! You are making a difference.

Anonymous said...

What a great article, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WRITING IT!

It should be required reading for all pediatricians, as well as school nurses and health teachers!

MrsMenopausal said...

Absolutely excellent article!!

Sarah said...

Carrie -- that's fantastic! I'm so happy for you personally and so glad that the news is spreading.

Just Eat It! said...

The article was excellent! I bought the entire rack of newspapers at Giant today (about ten of 'em, I can only imagine what the cashier was thinking).

Carrie Arnold said...

Yeah, I got weird looks at CVS this morning when I grabbed a stack.

Lisa said...

*mind explodes*

WOW! What a great article, and what a major accomplishment! Thank you so much for working so hard.

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