erinstotle (turkiskt) wrote in ed_ucate,
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"Dual Eating Disorders?"

Is there truly such thing as going from one eating disorder to another? How common is this? How long do these "phases" (for lack of a better term) last? Is it fair to label these people ED-NOS, or what?

Examples:
  • You were anorexic but now you are bulimic
  • You were a compulsive overeater but now you are anorexic, or vise versa
  • You were anorexic, then bulimic, and now you are anorexic again

    There is only one example I can think of (besides myself) where a person has had more than one eating disorder; the book "Wasted: A memoir of an anorexic and bulimic" by Marya Hornbacher has a main character (herself) who is bulimic at first, and several years later becomes anorexic. I haven't read this book yet, but this is what I gather from reviews. If it helps my question, use your personal experience as an example.
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