chapter  2
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The Eating Disordered Patient Who do we treat for an ED? In our practices we counsel diverse populations for EDs: people of different sexual orientations, the young and old, students, athletes, professionals and non-professionals, and people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We also treat patients who present from various points in the recovery process. Some patients may not have considered the possibility that they have an ED, while others may be too entrenched in their ED behaviors to work on recovery. Patients may also seek nutrition counseling for the first time, while others have been in treatment before and wish to resume working. Others are referred from residential treatment centers for maintenance, to prevent relapse, or to continue working toward recovery.