I'm assuming it's as pleasant to overcome as severe depression
, which I have had experience with. For me it took lots of help
, support, and hard work. I saw a counselor for over a year, was on medication for 8 months to help regulate me back to normal, and had lots of support from family and friends. Eating disorders, from what I read, are usually tied back to a dysfunctional idea of what you look like (aka, you're not skinny enough, you don't have enough muscles, you're not that fat, etc.).