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Body Dysmorphic Disorder And Binge Eating
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, when the body dysmorphic concern is somehow related to weight or body shape and with time eating disorder takes on it's own life. ...Read more
I might be developing an eating disorder...Please help me okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self
Leads to what?: It is good that you recognize the pull of,your sister' s eating disorder. As observed in college dorms, these can be contagious. Once you buy in, you are entering a world of competition that only leads to feeling worse. Get some counseling before it even starts. Figure out the feelings that are leading you in this direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking
Eating Disorder: Sorry to hear you and your sister are struggling so, read the articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for support and ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders. It is a complicated problem that usually does not get better without treatment, the earlier you start the better as it won't take hold as much as if you delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Support, Encourage: If your friend is struggling with signficant problems related to perception of his/her body image, then the best thing you can do is to encourage him/her to seek out help for this difficulty. This may be hard if he/she does not think there is a problem. You need ot look for ways and opportunities to encourage your friend to focus on his/her health and the need for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psychiatric Illness: Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric illness in the "somatoform disorder" category. People with this disorder become preoccupied with a real or perceived minor physical defect and go to extensive lengths to hide or change it. They often seek out plastic surgery and are typically unhappy with the results. Worrying about their perceived defect significantly interferes with daily functioning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excessive concern: If you are preoccupied with a defect in your appearance (imagined or slight), and this causes impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning, you might be diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. That is, unless your preoccupation is better explained by another mental disorder. Make an appointment with a mental health professional (e.g., psychiatrist or psychologist). ...Read more
Eye of the beholder: To be diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder one must be preoccupied with an imagined defect in appearance. If a slight physical anomaly is present, the person's concern is markedly excessive. And, the preoccupation causes significant distress or impairment in important areas of functioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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