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A 49-year-old member asked:

Is there something i can do to recover from anorexia?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Eating DO's: Work on self image/self esteem issues with a therapist experienced with cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders. Prognosis is favorable with committment to years of therapy.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Got Change?: It might help 2 learn about the 5-stage "transtheoretical model of change" advanced by diclemente & prochaska. These stages include precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action & maintenance. U might want 2 figure out where u are w/ respect 2 taking steps 2 recover from anorexia nervosa. For help: natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. (630) 577-1330.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I recover from anorexia on my own?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
ExcellentStart/Focus: Anorexia a behavior. Generally doc’s label but never cure. As your primary decision maker, focus 2 fronts: 1. Change eating&verify scale going ↑, not ↓. 2. The huge issue: overt & hidden beliefs. Given usual body fight against starvation, inner beliefs > overpowering healthy hunger, e.g. Self-rejection, unworthiness, lack of self-respect, nottrue, but mirrored-to-you/accepted by actions of others.

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