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what are the symptoms of an eating disorder and body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hard to self-detect: These are tricks that the mind plays on people who aspire to health and often possess it. Eating-disorder folks are obsessed with an ideal body weight, perhaps starving themselves or vomiting compulsively. Body-dysmorphic folks get the idea that folks notice one real or imagined imperfection, or a magnificently-developed fitness buff thinks he looks terrible. Insight therapy can be life-saving.
Answered on May 14, 2016
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Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Different: Eating disorders can manifest in dift ways, but always involve a preoccupation with food. Binge eating with or without purging afterwards, starving oneself, exercising excessively, fears of eating, are some symptoms. Body dysmorphic disorder is a cond where the person sees them self differently than they actually are. Usually think they r too fat regardless of their actual size or appearance.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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