Create a one-week diary from the viewpoint of a fictional individual who has an eating disorder or a substance abuse disorder. The diary should have a minimum of seven entries and should focus on the experiences of the disordered individual. The following questions (or any others) may be considered in creating the diary, be creative!
What are the sensory and/or cognitive perceptions of the individual?
What symptoms is the person experiencing?
What observations can be made about the treatment process that the individual is receiving?
How is the individual treated by society, friends, family and physicians?
What concerns might the individual have?
What recurring maladaptive thoughts/concerns are present?