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The development of anorexia, bulimia, or a related disorder in midlife is relatively rare, although it is becoming more common. Usually, an individual develops an eating disorder during adolescence and it continues in some form into adulthood. This might be because the illness went undiagnosed, the person was unable to find or stay in treatment, or the disorder appeared to be fully resolved early on, but resurfaced sometime later. This article addresses chronic eating disorders in midlife and how to approach them.
Eating disorders can be complicated and challenging to treat no matter when they begin. Generally, the longer someone has the illness the more difficult it is to change or resolve...
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