22 May '11, 3pm

Eating Disorders and Recovery: In a recent article, the question is raised as to whether those suffering from e...

Eating Disorders and Recovery: In a recent article, the question is raised as to whether those suffering from e...

In a recent article , the question is raised as to whether those suffering from eating disorders can ever fully recover. It’s a controversial subject because, among doctors, there is little agreement about how to define “recovery.” Does it mean being functional in daily life, physically healthy, emotionally healthy, or all three? I understand the medical and scientific need to define terms, but each individual’s experience is so unique that recovery may look quite different from one person to the next. And the suggestion that, until or unless full recovery can be empirically measured, it may not be possible, is representative of a larger philosophical flaw plaguing Western medicine and, indeed, much of Western thought: if you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. But the article suggests that full recovery may be impossible for another reason. As the article says, “many with ano...

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