In a new guest post, Nina writes about what has made her able to cope in everyday life despite a serious and long-term eating disorder. Here you read about 9 things that she describes as crucial to getting better.

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Schizoid personality disorder is characterized by the person being socially withdrawn, showing little emotion, and preferring imagination and solitary activities. It is not often that we hear personal stories about living with schizoid personality disorder. But Emilie has just this disorder.

We put on our glasses. The autism glasses make it easier for us to see the world as it looks to you. Sometimes mom forgets to put on the glasses.

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In the first episode of the documentary series Sinnssykt (i.e., Insane) which airs on NRK Nett-tv, we met Espen who has OCD - or in Norwegian: obsessive-compulsive disorder. We get to see up close how coercion rules life, and his struggle to master everyday life.

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Eating disorders can be a terrible burden both for those who are ill and for the relatives. - The last thing I wanted was to hurt and burden those I love, but the forces of disease are so strong.

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In an episode of the documentary series Sinnssykt (i.e., Insanity) which airs on the Norwegian NRK web-tv, we met Emil who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. We get to see how he had plans to take his life, but where care from his friends and seeking help saved him.

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It's so easy to forget that behind the dirty clothes, the drawn face, the selfish actions, behind the syringe, foil or whatever it may be, there is a human being. An ordinary person who has made some wrong choices in life that has led them into the situation they are now in. Do not give up, do not judge. This, the drug addict manages well to do himself.

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In all these years, I had no idea what was happening to me. I was terrified. But I never told anyone. I did not dare.