Anicca Managed Active Condition (AMAC) and its logo, the peacock, mark areas throughout the site where information, research and analysis will be available on minimizing the impacts of an active eating disorder. AMAC may be suitable for individuals seeking a harm-reduction strategy in place of pursuing full-remission.
Anicca is the Buddhist term for impermanence.
Active Eating Disorder
Managing the condition
An active eating disorder creates a profound drive to avoid food, although the ways in which that drive is expressed varies greatly from one patient to the next. As living with an active eating disorder inherently involves avoidance, denial of the condition's impact on quality of life is "baked into the cake." However, quality of life can be greatly improved by embracing harm reductive behaviors no matter whether a decision to pursue full remission is forthcoming or not.
Follow the peacock...
around the eating disorder institute
While in our modern culture we tend to view
the peacock as a show-off, their symbolism historically is one of openness, watchfulness
(the "eye" within the feather) and resurrection. Wherever the peacock appears on this site, there will be information on harm reductive options when dealing with an active eating disorder.
Please note: the primary focus of the Eating Disorder Institute is to support individuals looking to achieve full remission from an active eating disorder. AMAC is being developed on this site as a secondary focus as not everyone with an eating disorder can navigate a recovery process to full remission. And that reality is rarely in the patient's control. Just as not everyone with rheumatoid arthritis can experience complete remission, it's important to include those who must navigate an active state of the condition in helping them to realize the best quality of life that is possible. It's equally important to reinforce the fact neither severity nor length of enduring the active condition ever rules out the possibility of complete remission for anyone at any age.