Identifying a Relapse

“Eating disorders, whether it be anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or eating disorder NOS (not otherwise specified), are a life-long battle. Like substance addiction, eating disorders can reappear or return at any point in the eating disorder sufferer’s life. This According to the Journal of Psychiatry, recurrence of eating disordered symptoms is known as a eating disorder relapse.The American Journal of Psychiatry, approximately 35 percent of women with eating disorders will have at least one relapse within nine years, according to a study published in (Keel, et all, 2005). That is only full-on clinically recognized relapses into the eating disorder. The rate of continued distorted thoughts and unhealthy body image is much higher.”

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