Eating disorders are complex conditions with a broad range of causes, symptoms, and effects. Across the spectrum of eating disorders, social isolation is one common denominator which research has identified as both a potential risk factor and an effect.
Everybody has an authentic voice—but in the midst of eating disorder, an individual's unique voice is often quietened or drowned out by the illness. An important part of recovery is connecting with this true voice. Here’s how one eating disorder survivor recovered her voice.