Recovery

Getting over anorexia takes time. Unlike bulimia, where recovery rates are similar after different durations of the illness, recovery from anorexia seems to become harder to grasp hold of the longer you have been suffering. Studies looking at long-term outcomes for anorexia find that of those still suffering after 5 years, nearly 70% are recovered…

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Support group leaders are only too well aware that those who are struggling to overcome their eating disorders will be battling an unhealthy relationship with food and will probably have “lost sight” of what normal eating is and what their body image is. Of course it may be that they have never actually eaten “normally”…

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Recovery is something sufferers eventually spend a lot of time thinking about. It is something they fear or something they long for and it can be both of these at different times. Recovery is something sufferers are “meant” to be working towards in their appointments with doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nutritionists and counsellors. Recovery is also…

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Did you know that many eating disorder sufferers do not realise that recovery is possible? At ABC we hear this often and it seems to be a common concern. For many, recovery can be a frightening concept, like losing part of their identity. Some believe anorexia, for example, is the only thing that makes them…

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