Eating disorders are tenacious. In its secretive, compelling way, bulimia can hang on undetected for years. Its sufferers— overwhelmingly women— binge and purge in private. Even after they seek help and improve, bulimics frequently relapse. Anorexia holds on even longer, with nearly 70 percent of anorexics still preoccupied with weight and dieting 12 years after their initial diagnosis, according to a recent study. Yet, in this era of managed care, treatment for these chronic problems is increasingly short-term, many think... More >>>