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why do people think i have an eating disorder?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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You should ask them: In the meanwhile, read the article below and see what you think. www.d.umn.edu/.../common_concerns/ed_checklist.html checklist for symptoms of eating disorders. ... This checklist is based on the description of eating disorders found in the fourth edition of the diagnostic and ...If you come up positive on this checklist then you may indeed want to consider getting treatment for an eating disorder. Let your family doctor know and you can get a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in eating disorders. Best wishes.

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What do I do now that my eating disorder is gone?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Live your life: At least part of your eating disorder was related to anxiety. That can return under very stressful conditions. For that reason, and for your general health it is a good idea to focus on a healthy overall lifestyle. Focus on friends, family, healthy living including a broad, varied diet and regular exercise. Some basic supplements like fish oil and vitamin d may be worthwhile, .
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How to reveal to someone regarding my eating disorder abnormality?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Be honest with doc: Eating disorders are an area of discomfort for many physicians. We often do not think to ask about this kind of disorder. It will help to be as honest as possible. Expressing your concerns in an open and honest manor will help you get the assistance that you need. Often primary care docs are not trained in treating eating disorders so you may need a referral.
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How could I tell if I or someone I know has an eating disorder?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Body image: Focusing on body image, following weired eating behaviours, avoiding eating in public, spending long time in the bathroom after a meal, using laxatives or diuretics, dieting very strictly and other...
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A 36-year-old member asked:

I've overcome my eating disorder. What should I do avoid getting it again?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Don't stop treatment: Unless you have the clearance of you treatment team or source. That could be a long way away or even never. Stay with what has been successful unless side effects or unforseen complications occur from treatment or continuing is almost impossible. Overcoming a significant eating disorder is like overcoming heart trouble or diabetes, it varies but some treatment always is necessary.
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What can you do to think people feel with an eating disorder feel about their disorder?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Many Emotions: Eating disorders are filled with emotions as well as physical symptoms. Persons with eating disorders can be in such denial that they feel little discomfort. Or they may be so overwhelmed with anxiety or depression, that they become suicidal. Each individual will experience different emotions. Fortunately there is treatment in which one uses their emotions as tools for recovery.

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