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How can i fully recovering from anorexia nervosa?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Change course: If you've learned new approaches to dealing with your frustrations and disturbances that have led to anorexia nervosa, and if you are continually pursuing these new responses, you might be fully recovered or on your way. It is possible to decide to maintain a normal body weight, to get over the fear of gaining weight, and to no longer be disturbed over weight issues or body shape.Treatment helps.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Takes Grit & Support: For someone w/ anorexia, recovery is both physical (eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body needs & 2 get hormones back in balance) & psychological (finding new ways of coping w/ intense feelings, body image expectations, etc.) recovery can be very tough though & relapse is common, so having good medical/mental health team is the ideal. See anad for information: http://www.Anad.Org.

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