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LN – “Eating disorder consumes your life”


“It seems difficult, but life can be better and happier without an eating disorder,” says Sofia Derosa.

After 10 years of bulimia, Sofía Derosa was encouraged to ask for help and managed to overcome this disease

“You stop eating or you get obsessed with food all the time,” confesses Sofía Derosa, remembering her teenage years when she suffered bulimia nervosa. “What has the
eating disorder is that it consumes your life, because you are thinking about it all the time: what did you eat, what are you going to eat or what can you do not to eat. That affects you a lot and, as a person, you are turning off, “adds this young woman who, at 26, was encouraged to ask for help to end the disease.

Thanks to the help he received at La Casita, Sofia was able to overcome bulimia

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The first years he hid it, nobody in his environment knew the problem he was suffering. And the more he locked himself, the worse he felt. Until he managed to click when he realized that his health was at risk. At that moment he thought: “I don't know how to do it, but I have to find a way out.” Thanks to a doctor friend he met the
La Casita Foundation for care and prevention for adolescents, young people and their family. There began a long treatment accompanied by doctors, psychologists, nutritionists and several groups of girls who were going through a similar situation.

“You arrive at La Casita and life changes you. In this place I met people who looked me in the eye, explained what happened to me and said: 'You don't have to live with this for the rest of your life, you can be happy. ”And that was great because from there I gave myself to the treatment,” he explains with a smile, revealing the great will and effort he devoted to getting ahead.

One of the things you learned in this organization is that
eating disorders do not have a single cause, the triggers can be personality, genetic, biological or social. In this sense, he comments: “The disorder does not come alone. It is an alarm of other things that are happening to you. In my case, the first thing we did was stabilize the meal times and give a structure to the whole life. And once that you stabilize all that, what is inside of you begins to come under the disorder. “

His treatment lasted four years, in which he gradually improved, overcoming many obstacles. “You start working on who you want to be, you come back to arm yourself as a person and enjoy life. The biggest change is to learn to open yourself to others, to trust and know that you can live without the disease,” he remarks.

Today, at 35, he dares to share his story of overcoming because he thinks his experience can serve others who are traveling the same path and thus give them strength. “What would you say to someone who still didn't dare to ask for help? Don't be afraid. It seems difficult, but life can be better and happier.” Without a doubt, she is the best proof of this.

Where to turn for help

  • La Casita: it is a Care and Prevention Center for adolescents and young people and their family. To address the problem that may arise, work emphasizing the resources of the person and their family system based mainly on the peer group. Tel .: (011) 4787-5432.

  • Durand hospital. Tel .: (011) 4982-5555 / 5655.

  • Piñero Hospital. Tel .: (011) 4631-8100 / 0526

  • Hospital Borda Tel .: (011) 4305-6666 / 6485

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Publicado en el diario La Nación