Demi Lovato's Road to Recovery

Looking fuller-figured and healthier than ever, Demi Lovato treated herself to a shopping spree in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon (April 21).
The "Camp Rock" cutie stopped by the Urban Outfitters shop in search of some new duds after getting prettied up at a local salon.

The outing comes after the Disney star recently revealed in an upcoming 20/20 segment that she is bipolar and was treated professionally to help treat her bulimia.
In an interview with People Magazine, Lovato told, “I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar.”

"Looking back it makes sense," she said of her diagnosis. "There were times when I was so manic, I was writing seven songs in one night and I'd be up until 5:30 in the morning."
Having been treated at Timberline Knolls in Illinois, the center tells of their warning clues of an eating disorder, "Anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and overeating disorders can have numerous combinations of signs, symptoms and causes. Additionally, several other eating and body image disorders are closely related to anorexia and bulimia, including orthorexia, body dysmorphic disorder, and exercise addiction."

The well-regarded facility adds, "Many people who suffer with eating disorders show no outward signs, but still experience overwhelming internal feelings that prompt them to rely on symptoms to control intense pain, anxiety or other troubling emotions. Eating disorders are not a phase of adolescence or an expression of vanity. It is critical for a sufferer to seek medical treatment for eating disorders at the earliest sign of symptoms. Research shows that early and adequate intervention leads to the best clinical outcomes."



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