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- Use of Ipecac
- Compulsive exercise
- Eating to relieve stress or depression
- Eating when not hungry
- Eating sensibly in front of others and then making up for it when alone
- Low body weight
- Embarrassment about body weight
- Low self-esteem
- Difficulty identifying or expressing feelings
- Strict dieting
- Menstrual irregularities
- Gastrointestinal complaints
Eating disorders are characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior. The practice of an eating disorder
can be viewed as a survival mechanism. Just as an alcoholic uses alcohol to cope, a person with an eating
disorder can use eating, purging or restricting to deal with their problems. Some of the underlying issues that are
associated with an eating disorder include low self-esteem, depression, feelings of loss of control, feelings of
worthlessness, identity concerns, family communication problems and an inability to cope with emotions. The
practice of an eating disorder may be an expression of something that the eating disordered individual has found
no other way of expressing. Eating disorders are usually divided into three categories: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia
Nervosa and Compulsive Overeating.
Individuals suffering from eating disorders may be unaware that they have a disorder or may have difficulty asking for help. Below are some "danger signs" to help determine if you or a loved one could be at risk for having an eating disorder. If three or more of the following symptoms apply to you or a loved one please contact us. You or your loved one may be at risk of having an eating disorder.
Danger Signs of Eating Disorders
- Thoughts about "feeling fat"
- Fear of gaining weight
- Feelings of loss of control when eating
- Weight determines self-esteem
- Body image obsession
- Guilt or shame after eating
- Repeated attempts at dieting
- Eating large amounts of food in a short period of time
- Self-consciousness or embarrassment about eating
- Sneaking food
- Lying about eating habits
- Restrictive eating
- Self-induced vomiting
- Laxative abuse
- Diuretic abuse
- Use of diet pills
If you answered "yes" to 2 or more questions, please contact us for more information or for an appointment by calling us at 281-357-4111 or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can assist you in healing from anytype of eating disorder. Don't suffer alone. We can help!
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