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My Boyfriend Has An Eating Disorder Stay Or Go
Up to you: Eating disorders are rare in males and can be tough to treat whatever one's gender. If he recognizes the problem and is seeking help and the two of you otherwise have a good relationship, it's neither contagious nor dangerous to you. But, if he expects you to support his bad eating habits or grows angry if you mention them, then leaving may be your best option. It often is quite chronic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How 2 Find Help: Consider learning about eating & seek expert help/support 4 family members/loved ones of someone w/an ed. Check "get help" page of website of the national assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (anad): http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. Call their helpline: (630) 577-1330. Email them: anadhelp@anad.Org. The eating disorders information network (edin) also has very helpful resources: http://myedin.Org. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm surprised!: Have you asked your physician for referrals? Have you looked in the local directory? Have you searched online? Have you asked friends or co-workers. I'd understand better if you were asking how to evaluate them. That can be hard. You'd need to ask questions that matter to you & ask for references. Best wishes for finding what you seek. ...Read more
Lot of intervention: If you are going into the hospital for an eating disorder, things must be very serious. You can expect lots of blood test, nutritional and psychological intervention. You may get IV fluids as well. Only when they have stabilized your weight as well as lab work-- and when there is no danger of severe consequences (cardiac rhythm issues, even death), will discharge be likely. This is very serious. ...Read more
Expect help: It ranges a lot, therapists take different approaches to eating disorders. If you are physically still in the range of normal, you will probably meet someone who understands you and can help you in a way that is tailored to your individual needs. If you are in physical danger, you will most likely be placed somewhere that will keep you safe from harming yourself further. ...Read more
Would an eating disorder cause a girl not to date a guy or be nervous about going out for dinner?
Sure: Dating is stressful enough. Eating disorders add an extra amount of stress, especially about eating with other people, letting them know about the "secret", whether it is restrictive (anorexia nervosa) with or without purging (bulimia nervosa). Just another of the adverse effects of these disorders; aside from the physical issues, they can cause a lot of emotional and psychological pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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