These eating disorders may look like opposites from the outside, but they are two sides of the same coin
I realized I had to deal with the painful secrets and trauma underlying my addiction in order to find a pathway to recovery.
I enjoyed the high I felt when I skipped a meal and soon became addicted to that dopamine rush. Starving myself gave me a sense of success and control, when I’d previously felt helpless.
I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.
Does your teen show signs of eating disorders, such as extreme dieting or severe overeating and purging? If you think your daughter could have anorexia or bulimia, find out how to recognize the signs and what you can do to help.
24 Oct 2011Lifestyle