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Gratitude in the eating disorder recovery journey (Examiner.com)

Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "Gratitude in the eating disorder recovery journey": With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I have gratitude on my mind. I am keenly aware that gratitude has played a significant role in my personal eating disorder recovery journey, and I have many things for which to be thankful. I’m grateful to be alive. Eating disorders are the deadliest mental illnesses. Research has found that crude mortality rates were 4 percent for anorexia nervosa, 3.9 percent for bulimia nervosa and 5.2 percent for eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS).* I struggled with my eating disorder for over a decade before finding lasting recovery in my early twenties. In hindsight, the severity of my restricting, bingeing and purging behaviors could very well have killed me had I not sought effective, multidisciplinary treatment. Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.

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