How HSPs Tend to Deal with an Eating Disorder Diagnosis (And What They Need To Do Instead)

Dr Elayne Daniels
11 min readMar 2

Eating disorders are complicated in origin, presentation, and treatment. Observers see the physical and behavioral effects, if anything at all. But those who suffer, with or without an eating disorder diagnosis, have a complex mental and psychological experience that others don’t see.

For Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) with an eating disorder, everything about the experience is magnified, intensified, and deeply processed.