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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)

Eating disorder is 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric 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