January 22, 2012

Recovery from an eating disorder: it's not a number

I'm often accused of being all about numbers and calories and percentiles. Guilty as charged: I am very focused on the medical restoration of eating disorder patients because without that there is no recovery at all - and too much of treatment and talk about eating disorders ignores this fact.

But what is actual recovery, and how is it measured from the outside? This isn't something that can be analyzed by a chart or ticked off a list - but it can be described.

F.E.A.S.T. published what I feel is the best list for parents, written by one of our Advisors, Cris Haltom.

But I am adding this list, gathered from the insights of recovered patients at CCED, to my personal Hall of Fame. Try to read this list of "thoughts about recovery" without choking up - I couldn't!

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