Theander(11Z) has provided good advice and useful definitions:

Clinical experience has repeatedly shown that patients with anorexia nervosa can recover after a period of illness amounting to more than ten years.

A distinction should be made between a 'chronic' illness and a long-standing illness. The word 'chronic' should be restricted to a continuous illness of more than 15 years' duration because up to then the patient is still capable of a full recovery. The term 'protracted' is preferable for an illness of prolonged duration but not as long as 15 years.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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