The Dangers of Being Over-Confident in Recovery

Eating disorders can be very difficult to overcome. This article describes the story of Katrin and the difficulties than can be arise when someone with an eating disorder becomes complacent about recovery. While it may seem on the surface that the eating disorder itself is under control, overconfidence and complacency can lead to ignorance towards the continuing underlying issues. Katrin’s story describes this overconfidence and the pitfalls that it presents. For instance, while Katrin was at a proper weight, she frequently felt at ease with her situation despite major issues continuing to crop up. A failure to disclose these issues and thoughts to her therapist caused her to step back into many of the habits that caused her disorder in the first place.

Key Points:

  • 1When recovering from an eating disorder, it is important not to become overconfident after initially beginning to make progress. Overconfidence can lead to a relapse.
  • 2The author thought they had overcome their disorder but the truth was that they had not addressed the underlying causes of the eating disorder.
  • 3It is important to be open and honest with your therapist about your thoughts and feelings so that your therapist can help you overcome your eating disorder.

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