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Do I Have An Eating Disorder
5 signs to watch for: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If you are just thinking about purging then you may not have a fully fledged eating disorder however the fact that you are thinking some about it implies there may be a body image disturbance and potentially concomitant distortion in your beliefs about what constitutes a normative eating pattern. I would consider talking to a doctor about your feelings. Stay safe! ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: anadhelp@anad.Org. 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. ...Read more
Expert consultation : The best way to decide it you have an eating disorder is to see an eating disorder specialist for a complete evaluation. Could be a psychiatrist , counselor or psychologist.If you are preoccupied with your wt and eating you might."the diet cure" is a book you also might find useful. ...Read more
Self-review: While complex, risks include negative body image & connecting food intake with concerns about image; tending to be perfectionistic, wanting to please others, worried about others' opinions; stressful life events triggering/aggravating eating behaviors. Excessive dieting, hoarding, binging, vomiting after meals, etc. If concerned seek a therapist experienced in helping people with eating disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eating disorders: Eating disorders are of several different types, but in all the person is extremely focused on weight and appearance. There's also misjudgment of one's bodily appearance -- often thinking you're fat when you're really not. You can find lots of information to consider & resources for help at: http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/ your own family physician is a good place to start also. ...Read more
Huge Step=Talk About: One thing many with eating disorders have in common is difficulty sharing their feelings. It's common 2keep feelings ; some types of thoughts secret. So consider taking steps 2share: see "get help" page of national assn of anorexia nervosa ; related disorders (anad) website: http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. Take a big step ; call their helpline at (630) 577-1330? Or email them at anadhelp@anad.Org? ...Read more
Eval: Hello. I suggest discussing this with your physician. Depending on your symptoms you may just be unique or if there is concern about an eating disorder he or she may refer you for evaluation by a doctoral level clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Evaluation: I would start with an evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatrist. There are also people who specialize in eating disorder assessment and treatment and would be able to determine the severity, complexity, depth of any existing condition. It is not shameful nor does it mean that you are weak to seek treatment. ...Read more
Call NEDA, Ask Q's: Speak w/someone re ur specific concerns @nat'l assn of anorexia nervosa ; related disorders (neda) helpline: (630) 577-1330. 4 educat'l info re eating disorders: neda website (http://bit.Ly/16crmyh) ; website of eating disorders info network (http://myedin.Org). Signs include: poor body image; probs enjoying food; eating/exercise habits; trouble expressing emotions; moodiness; self-harming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All ED's are serious: If you mean anorexia nervosa, it has a lifetime mortality (death) rate of 10%--that's serious. If you mean bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder- though their mortality rate may not be as high, their potential for ruining a life and causing psychosocial misery and medical problems is very high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carefully: Approach the person gently. It is best to do so if you know them well. If not maybe try to find some one who does and approach the person in question together. Ask if everything is ok. Be supportive but open ended. Try more than once gently. Let the person open up. If they do suggest counseling. If they do not involve some others. If a coworker tell the hr department , they can refer people. ...Read more
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