In our psychology book, it is stated that bulimia nervosa affects 1-35 of the nation, whereas anorexia nervosa affects about 0.5-1% of the population. Reading this surprised me because I had always that anorexia was much more common. One of the reasons I thought this was because throughout the first few years of high school, my best friend suffered from anorexia. I had first started to notice something was off when she started to have a preoccupation with what she was eating and when she would exercise. Not only was she eating the bare minimum, she would exercise up to a couple hours every day. On top of her developing eating disorder she also had depression, and previous to this, she self-harmed. Although not every eating disorder starts this way, hers started off because she felt like she had no control over her life, so she took control over one of the more obvious things she did have control over, such as eating. I'm curious as to whether eating disorders stand on their own, or are they usually coupled with some other psychological disorder, such as depression, or anxiety. I also wonder if once a person gets better from an eating disorder, if relapses are common. I'm guessing that environmental factors and how severs the eating disorder was could also play roles in whether or a not a person relapses.