When Eating Disorder Treatment Creates More Fear


Over the past week, I was reflecting on my years of illness with anorexia and the periods of time I spent in eating disorder treatment (with more than one admission to an eating disorder unit). These are not the most happy memories to look back on but as I did so, I realised with no doubts in my mind, that one of the biggest and most difficult mindset shifts I had to make in my recovery (which was subsequently done well away from traditional treatment) was a mindset that was created by the treatment providers treating me.

I have not been near an eating disorder treatment provider for a good few years now and I truly hope that things have changed in that time.

However, when I was in treatment, we were fed to a very prescribed meal plan each day and this was adjusted according to our weekly weigh-in…

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