Updated on Tue, April 26, 2011 by Anne
Updated on Wed, April 27, 2011 by Anne
Body|Beauty|Culture Update This post on anorexia has moved to our top spot, causing me to read much more about the statistics used in the NYT article. I will review all the sources quoted by the NYT. As of this moment, I see no reason to challenge the very sobering statistics on anorexia cited by NYT writer Abby Ellin.
Original article written April 26, 2011:
A NYTimes article on fighting anorexia reminds us that in fighting anorexia, recovery is elusive.
Dr. Suzanne Dooley-Hash believes that she will never fully recover from the anorexia that has plagued her life since she was 15. Believing that she had conquered her anorexia, Dr Dooley-Hash relapsed in 2005, losing one third of her weight in six months.
Dr. Dooley-Hash is not alone in her confusion. Most medical experts agree that a third of people with the disorder will remain chronically ill, a third will die of their disorder, and a third will recover — with one significant caveat. There is surprisingly little agreement as to what “recovery” means for people with anorexia.
There is significant good advice and insights into the reality of defining ‘recovery’ for patients with anorexia.