- (sepiacoloredsky) wrote in ed_ucate,

I once saw a Youtube video mentioning that 60% of restricting anorexics turn into b/p anorexics, bulimics, and compulsive overeaters, and I saw the number 50% in someone's comment on a blog entry. Does anyone know of a scientific source for this information? I've tried searching for it, but can't find anything.

Also, what is the exact mechanism behind restrictive anorexics turning into binge eaters, and why do some never turn into binge eaters?

In the early days of my disorder, I restricted, but after a few years, something inside me snapped and I found myself eating more and more and more. I'm guessing it's my body's way of rebelling against me for not giving it what it needs, but it'd be nice to have a more definite explanation of why this happened.

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