Eating disorders are real, and they are very dangerous on top of that. Anorexia has the highest death rate out all mental illness. Some people think that people with eating disorders choose to have the illness, that it is all about their looks, or that there are no consequence to their health. As a matter fact, eating disorders are very misunderstood mental illnesses. Some people with this illness even hear voices their heads telling them that they are fat, and that they shouldn’t eat. Sometimes eating disorder patients feel as if their loved ones health care providers prescribe care that leads to weight gain. It is important for the patients to separate themselves from their illness. It takes hard work and dedication, but it is possible to recover from this disease.
- 1One of the most difficult parts of recovery is quieting the eating disorder voice and hearing your own voice again.
- 2It’s very important to realize that a person is separate from their illness. For many people with eating disorders, it’s especially hard to separate their identity from the illness.
- 3“Recovery takes commitment, dedication, hard work and time. However, full recovery is absolutely possible through finding the appropriate treatment professionals and program.”
Most of us can understand feeling anxious around food and not being good enough or thin enough (thanks to our society and its dangerous diet mentality).
Read the full article at: https://psychcentral.com/lib/the-voice-of-an-eating-disorder/
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