Hi, my name is Ruth, I am from the UK and I am a psychologist and writer.
I have always been fascinated by the human mind and from what I can remember I have always longed to understand that what motivates people to behave the way they do.
This interest in psychology led me to work as mental health professional for 10 years in both community and community settings psychiatric department before later becoming a writer.
During this time, I have been particularly impressed by the large number of people struggling with eating disorders. While working in an eating disorder ward, I was extremely touched by how much these individuals suffered and how their battle with food threatened to overwhelm them.
From these experiences I have gained valuable information on the many challenges that eating disorder sufferers face on a daily basis and on the factors that most influence their recovery.
While working in the mental health field, I studied in the evenings and weekends to obtain the degree in psychology. I finally left my profession to complete a Master in Psychology at the University of Exeter.
Since I graduated from college, my main focus as a writer has been to making psychological research accessible so that everyone can personally benefit from this knowledge.
Since then I have written many articles on the subject of binge eating disorder; a complex and often misunderstood condition. Research in this area has lagged behind that of other eating disorders since it was formally recognized as a unique disorder just seven years ago.
I hope that by sharing the knowledge gained from this research, I will help the people who need it most to lead a fuller and happier life.
I hope you like these articles and I wish you much health and happiness,