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My boyfriend has an eating disorder. Stay or go?

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 more

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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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Is there a way to help my boyfriend who suffers from an eating disorder?

Is there a way to help my boyfriend who suffers from an eating disorder?

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

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How do I get help for an eating disorder? Where do I go?

How do I get help for an eating disorder? Where do I go?

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

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I am going out for dinner with an eating disorder, what to do?

I am going out for dinner with an eating disorder, what to do?

Eating Disorder: Order a reasonable meal, not heavy but plant based so you can digest easily without complications. If you feel it is too early in your treatment delay the engagement until you and your therapist agree it is time to do so. Best. ...Read more

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I have an eating disorder but can't find help. Where should I go?

I have an eating disorder but can't find help. Where should I go?

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

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Can you tell me how i can know if I am going back into my old habit of having an eating disorder?

If you are asking: You probably know that you are relapsing. You may need to speak to a therapist or join a support group for people with eating disorders to nip the problems in the bud before it gets worse. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if eating disorders ever go away?

Can you tell me if eating disorders ever go away?

Eating Disorders: For some people they can be managed and for others they can be completely resolved, it often depends on the long term commitment you make to treatment. Best. ...Read more

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How can I make my adult daughter go get help for an eating disorder?

Empathy: Eating disorders are tough to treat as there is a lot of denial of the problem but it is an attempt to reduce anxiety and depression. Underlying is a lot of suffering, body image problems, feeling out of control and physical problem as loss of periods, hair loss, dental and stomach problems. Identify the suffering elements and point out there are better ways to reduce the suffering. ...Read more

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I am going into childrens hospital for eating disorders, what to expect?

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

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What to do if I have to go to counseling for an "eating disorder" what should I expect?

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

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