Roughly 25 percent of individuals suffering from eating disorders also exhibit other self-destructive behaviors such as drug addiction, alcoholism and cutting, or self-injury. Like eating disorders, self-harm generally arises out of low self-esteem and is used as a way to cope with painful emotions or experiences
For recovering eating disorder sufferers, it can take years before one is able to live a happy and healthy life without occasionally slipping into old ways of thinking. These moments are inevitable, but they don’t necessarily mean that a relapse is unavoidable. The key is to recognize when warning signs arise and to take preventive measures. And if you haven’t yet sought professional eating disorder treatment, you might want to consider doing so before you revert to old habits.
The 14-person Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee has recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deny approval for Arena Pharmaceuticals to sell the weight loss drug lorcaserin in the United States.