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Eating Disorders of the Hungry Hungry Hippo

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Did you ever play Hungry Hungry Hippos? If you can’t remember, then you might have something wrong with your Hippocampus.

According to Wikipedia this “is a major component of the brains of humans and other mammals. It belongs to the limbic system and plays important roles in long-term memory and spatial navigation. Like the cerebral cortex, with which it is closely associated, it is a paired structure, with mirror-image halves in the left and right sides of the brain. In humans and other primates, the hippocampus is located inside the medial temporal lobe, beneath the cortical surface.”

I can remember playing this game with my sister and younger brother and I know I enjoyed it.

It’s not often that I draw Psychology Cartoons dealing with weight issues and body image but, I was inspired by Margarita Tartakovsky.  We talked a few weeks back about doing something together for a post.  I’m planning on writing a post for her blog, but I can’t remember…  I’ll have to e-mail her.  Here is an excerpt from her about page:

Weightless…a blog about body image, the skinny fad and freedom from numbers”

Weightless is about well-being, not weight; about fostering body image, regardless of your size. It’s about exposing women’s magazines, other mediums and so-called experts, when they’re touting unhealthy tips and promoting restrictive standards.

I think she can describe her blog much better than I can… I’ll just stick with the drawing.

I hope she can use it on her blog…

Chato Stewart

Eating Disorders of the Hungry Hungry Hippo

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2010). Eating Disorders of the Hungry Hungry Hippo. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 20, 2019, from


Last updated: 9 Sep 2010
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 9 Sep 2010
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