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How do I know if I have an eating disorder?

How do I know if I have an eating disorder?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Eating Disorder (Definition)

A psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia ...Read more


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My eating pattern is weird. How do I know if I have an eating disorder?

My eating pattern is weird. How do I know if I have an eating disorder?

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

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have an eating disorder ?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have an eating disorder ?

Questions... : Are you underweight for your height, but think you are fat? Do you obsess about gaining weight ; think you are fat, although others tell you you are too thin. Have you stopped menstruating? Do you nibble at your food ; throw most of it away? If you are worried, it is probably worth consulting with a therapist who specializes in anorexia. It is hard to treat ; very important to take care of ! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a serious eating disorder?

How do I know if I have a serious eating disorder?

The fact you asked: Usually, if someone is wondering if they have an eating disorder, something fairly serious is going on. You don't say whether you are over- or underweight, but i'm guessing the latter and that people are worried about how thin you are. If you're convinced your "fat" when others are telling you otherwise, restrict food intake, exercise excessively, binge, or purge, seek professional help. ...Read more

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How do I know if i still have an eating disorder, or if i ever had one?

How do I know if i still have an eating disorder, or if i ever had one?

Good question: Eating disorders really vary a lot. You are smart to address it directly. If you are worried that you have an eating disorder, get some personalized attention for it. Talk to a licensed therapist about it. If this is the tip of the iceberg it is best to start dealing with it now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Don?T or do I have a eating disorder?

Don?T or do I have a eating disorder?

Evaluate: An evaluation by a psychiatrist can help you determine this. Seeing your primary care doc can assess for any immediate health hazards. ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am scared I have a eating disorder?

Need docs help! I am scared I have a eating disorder?

Find a therapist: If you have insurance ask for names of psychologists who have experience with eating disorders. Call a therapist or a mental health clinic. Tell them about your problem ANS ask them questions. See if they feel supportive. If they do, schedule an initial appointment to discuss the problems you are having in depth. Then they will make recommendations for treatment options. Go ahead ; make the call! ...Read more

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I think I have a eating disorder I am over weight by at least 100 pounds i need some help on losing it what can I do?

I think I have a eating disorder I am over weight by at least 100 pounds i need some help on losing it what can I do?

A mix bag.: Ask your doctor to refer you to a nutritionist for help and also to get counseling to find out why you have an eating disorder. If yo find out why you are overeating, it might be easier to keep off the weight. Your pcp can also check you for metabolic reasons such as low thyroid. At any rate, a well balanced weight loss diet with exercise will safely get you there. Good luck. ...Read more

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When i get depressed i tend to eat a lot more and not think about what i eat. Do I have a eating disorder!?

When i get depressed i tend to eat a lot more and not think about what i eat. Do I have a eating disorder!?

Possibly: It you use that as a coping mechanism - have you considered a 12 step program called over eater's anonymous. Free ; confidential, it can help you to understand your relationship with food. Take care. ...Read more

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I starve myself and when I do eat i binge the food, what are signs if I have a eating disorder?

Those are two of 'em: Unless you are being inaccurate in describing your eating behaviors, it seems likely that you have an eating disorder. It would be a very good idea to see a therapist who deals with such issues and make changes before your body suffers what can become very serious - even life-threatening - damage. It is good that you recognize the possibility that something is wrong. That's a good start! best! ...Read more

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I have a eating disorder? No binging or purging involved but i just can't stop eating sometimes! what could this possibly mean and do I need help?

I have a eating disorder? No binging or purging involved but i just can't stop eating sometimes! what could this possibly mean and do I need help?

Yes: It could indicate a number of things. Sometimes people eat when they are stressed, seeking a form of comfort from food. If it bothers you, or is making you gain weight or become unhealthy, then yes, you should seek treatment for it from a counselor who specializes in eating disorders. It could also b a manifestation of something traumatic that happened in your past. ...Read more

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I have a eating disorder im 52 and weight is 80lbs and 5"6, my bp is 85/55 heart rate is 97 and sometimes my heat rate will drop down to 63 is this ok?

I have a eating disorder im 52 and weight is 80lbs and 5"6, my bp is 85/55 heart rate is 97 and sometimes my heat rate will drop down to 63 is this ok?

Dangerous! : Your BMI is dangerously low! You are at serious risk of arrhythmia and sudden death at any moment! You are not ok! You are dying. Please seek emergency care! I do not know what care you have already sought, but you need immediate inpatient treatment. Please share this with your family and seek care ASAP! ...Read more

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My doctor thinks I have a eating disorder what do you think? I am 9 and a half stone i'm. 16 i love exercise and i drink celebrity slim drink 3 a day

My doctor thinks I have a eating disorder what do you think? I am 9 and a half stone i'm. 16 i love exercise and i drink  celebrity slim drink 3 a day

More info: Hi. I can't tell if you have an eating disorder based on the info. Are you obsessed with your body image? You say you love excercise, this can be unhealthy if you love it for the wrong reasons. Being a 16 year old girl can be really hard in a lot of ways and food can be especially hard. Look into some counseling and or support groups. You can't do this alone. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and my heart races fast i get scared. Do I have a eating disorder, what to do?

I have high blood pressure and my heart races fast i get scared. Do I have a eating disorder, what to do?

Possibly: The heart can race due to anxiety, panic attacks, dehydration, bulimia, anorexia, increased activity, heart disease, abnormal rhythm disorders, and more. See your doctor and discuss your need for help with your heart rate and your possible eating disorder. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an eating disorder?

How to know if I have an eating disorder?

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 more

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How can you tell if you have a eating disorder?

How can you tell if you have a eating disorder?

ASK yourself if:: Do you talk about being fat a lot? Repeatedly check the scale & mirror? Skip meals, refuse to eat in public or only eat low calorie foods? Overly thin or secretive about food? Overweight or yo - yo'ing weight ? Over-exercise or alternate between starving & binging? Excessive exercising, self- induced vomiting, laxative or diuretic use? Too much focus on your size? If so, get help. ...Read more

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How to know if I have selective eating disorder?

SED eat taste/textur: Unlike more well-known eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, people with selective eating disorder typically do not make their food choices based on calorie content or wanting their body to look a certain way. Instead, they are usually drawn to foods they are already familiar with and which exhibits certain textures or tastes. They are very picky. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more