National Eating Disorders Association

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away to college and relapsing again

My 20 year old daughter has had an eating disorder now for 3 years. She went from being anorexic to bulimic where she now binges and purges.

Hi tcmaiden,

Welcome to the NEDA Forums! We're here to support you and your family in this difficult time. It's not uncommon for people to switch between different EDs and different kinds of ED behavior, so your daughter isn't alone there. I'm sorry to hear she is relapsing. You mentioned she's a college student. Many universities have mental health resources available to students for free or low cost (through a student health center or counseling clinic on campus). Does your daughter's school have any options like this available? Another great place to find resources is by calling or chatting online with the NEDA Helpline:

Here are some other resources that might be useful to you:

I hope this is a useful starting point. Please don't hesitate to post here anytime you have questions or need support. We're here for you!