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how to know if i have an eating disorder or something?

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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology 49 years experience
Eating disorder?: Set up an appointment with a mental health professional after you consult with your family doctor. Eating disorders affect your body, as well as your emotions. A good therapist will help you assess what you have, and what will help.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

When is it time to seek treatment or help for an eating disorder? When is an eating disorder too much and how do you know when it's gotten too far?

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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 32 years experience
The soonest, : The better. Thank u4 asking ur question: it's a great 1st step 2 recover ur health! an eating disorder may seriously endanger ur general health. A medical check up & labs w/ur gp is needed b4 consulting w/a mental health professional. U have 2make sure ur general health is medically assessed & then monitored. Ask ur gp 4 a referral 2 a mental health prof. Experienced in treating eating d/o.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if you've got an eating disorder?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Very Impt Question!: Pls learn about eds & seek expert help determining whether u have an ed. 4 expert, check the "get help" pg of website of the natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. Call their helpline: (630) 577-1330. Email them: [email protected] One ed, anorexia nervosa=the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What should I expect from a doctors appointment for an eating disorder?

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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Depends : Depends in whether you are seeing a pcp, a general psychiatrist or psychiatrist specializing in eating disorders.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What to do if i think I have an eating disorder, please help?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Seek expert help: Seek an experienced counselor , "the diet cure" by julie ross is good. Plan and implement a balanced diet, you may benefit from a nutritionist to help with this. Plan and implement a healthy exercise program, assistance here is also good. Reach out to social support.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Struggling with a eating disorder. Is there anyone who can help?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
HUGE Step 2Ask 4Help: See the get help pg of website of the natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (neda) http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. Call their helpline: (630) 577-1330. Email them: [email protected] Neda can help u connect w/eating disorder experts...People who'll understand ur fears while helping u focus on the future...On the life & relationships u want 2build. People who'll help u discover new ways of being.

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