Eating disorders are complex pathologies—they do not stem from a single source, they have no simple resolution, and they are seldom cured. Treatment can help an individual lessen her symptoms (restricting, purging, and so on) and obtain a better quality of life. However, treatment does not cure an eating disorder. What the general public does not realize is that the eating-disordered individual struggles and needs continued support after leaving treatment, and that, to some extent, she will struggle with eating disorder urges after treatment, even if she doesn’t act on them. The happily ever ending of many of the eating disorder books on the market today is a myth.
— Purge: Rehab Diaries by Nicole Johns