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Holidays Plus Pandemic Could Be a Dangerous Mix for Eating Disorders, Experts Say

November 24, 2021
Spectrum News Milwaukee
Clinical Director David Drajkowski and ERC alum Anna Zaleski talk about what the holidays can mean for those struggling with or in recovery from an eating disorder.

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MILWAUKEE — For Anna Zaleski, it hasn’t always been easy to have a good time at Thanksgiving.

After being diagnosed with anorexia in high school, Zaleski spent years working to recover from her eating disorder. The holidays brought extra challenges, like gathering for big meals and navigating conversations about what she’d been up to (“A lot of times the answer was, ‘Well, I went to treatment, and I withdrew from college’”).

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