One of the most challenging aspects of eating disorder recovery is that the eating disorder habits around eating, meals, exercise, body checking become very fixed and hard to break over a relatively short period of time.
Some of the most common feelings brought on by eating disorders are those of guilt and shame. If you have an eating disorder, this may be caused by self-critical thoughts about your appearance, eating habits, food choices, self-identity or about the impact the eating disorder has on your loved ones and life in general. If you are a parent or carer or friend, it may be about feelings of guilt and failure when trying to help your loved one to recover.
Staying at home during COVID19 has meant being apart from family and friends. It can make you feel more isolated and unsupported when managing the eating disorder.
by Dr Sara McDevitt
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By Ciara Collins, Clinical Nurse Manager
by Eimear Donnelly, Clinical Psychotherapist