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Donna Friedman, M.S., is the founder of the Friedman Center for Eating Disorders at the Medical University of South Carolina. Ms. Friedman has personal lived experience with eating disorders, as both someone who has had anorexia nervosa and a parent of a son with an eating disorder. In this episode, Ms. Friedman reflects on her personal and professional journey of treatment and recovery. Donna talks with Kathy about her varied experiences with treatment, the neuroscience of eating disorders, and how connection was key to real recovery. Donna reflects on how her personal journey informs her work as a therapist and how she prioritizes real connection in the therapy process with her patients.