Insight and anosognosia

"Insight is something for those who are well to engage with; while someone is still sick it is unreasonable to expect them to see their way out of the tunnel - that is why we continue to hold their hand and give reassurance that there really is light at the other end."

"All you are doing is trying to ascribe something rational to something completely irrational.  Emotional outbursts, ranting, raving, even violent behavior are par for the course when you are treating EDs."