Eating disorders are not about FOOD. They are not about 'self-image' or peer pressure. They are about anxiety disorder.
Talking therapy and medication cannot erase or even help reduce the experiences of an eating disorder sufferer. Eating disorders aren't about diet or weight, they are about minimising the fear experienced by sufferers. Talking therapy will increase the sufferer's focus on their condition; whilst sessions may, in the short term, offer some reassurance to the sufferer
In the same way that OCD sufferers might avoid contamination or switch lights on and off to mitigate the risks they perceive, eating disorders do the same with food. The 'risk' is irrelevant however. Whether the person fears, for example, putting on weight is not important and focusing on this as the catalyst for the disorder is both inappropriate and damaging... whilst the sufferer may focus on weight gain, they do so because they have an underlying high anxiety condition that inappropriately focuses on it.
We all know that weight gain may have negative sociological and physiological outcomes, happy overweight people do not catastrophize about their weight issues. Catastrophic thought processes, which give rise to eating disorders, are created by anxiety and anxiety is a disorder.
By removing the anxiety condition, eating disorders simply stop. We have helped thousands of people of all ages to understand the science and do what is required to switch eating disorders off in very little time.