The other day my therapist said something really funny to me - "Did you do any self injury this week, other than binge/purge?" It got me thinking.. can eating disorders be considered self injury? I dont know, it seems like a crazy way to look at it. But at the same time, I know I throw up to cope, distract, and destress.. just like self injury. I hide it, just like self injury. It helps in the moment and gives me a "high" feeling, but it quickly wears off and makes me feel worse than I did before, just like self injury. I don't know if this applies to restricting (I can't really work how that might work in my head since its more of a sustained behavior), but definitely binging, binge/purging, and even things like laxative abuse seem like they maybe fit that definition. Obviously there's still a lot of differences, self injury doesn't come with the preoccupation with your body/fatness/losingweight/etc. But I don't know, what do you guys think?