National Eating Disorders Association

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the process

I've kind of asked this question before, but I've never gotten an actual answer, so I'll try again. Can anyone who's been diagnosed/treated for ednos please tell me what the recovery process is like? I just need to know ahead of time. I'm so scared.

The Process for EDNOS

Dear toomanythoughts ~

I'm sorry you haven't yet received an actual answer to your question regarding what the recovery process for EDNOS is like. I can understan your fear, going through something like this. I personally struggled, and survived AN and was often scared during the process.

The only recommendation I can think of at this point that might help you is to contact the NEDA Helpline #1.800.931.2237 (M-F/9:00am - 5:00pm EST). They've ALWAYS been a tremendous source of help and guidance. I'm confident they can provide a connection with someone that can more specifically answer your question and eliminate or minimize your fears.

Just know you're not alone and I'm here for you.

EDNOS Resources

Dear toomanythoughts,

I agree with LegacyofLove, and would definitely encourage you to call the NEDA helpline as soon as possible to discuss the EDNOS recovery process. In the meantime, here's a link to the NEDA website's page on EDNOS, which helps to outline some of the associated symptoms and examples:

You're not alone, and we're all here to help you!

More resources


It's okay and completely normal to be scared. The recovery process is different for everyone, but there are definitely people out there who you can talk to! In addition to the resources already mentioned, the NEDA Navigators can be helpful ( and this link has some information on recovery support groups ( where you may be able to chat with others who are in the midst of recovering.

I know you can do this because you've already reached out and that is a HUGE step! Best of luck!