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Eating disorders can affect anyone, no matter what your size or age is. It's important to seek help ASAP because it could be a life or death situation. Seek help with an experienced Mental Health Specialist today. No judgement here, ever.
What are the signs of an eating disorder? Which eating disorder do I have?
Eating disorders are most prominent in women during their teens and early 20s. Men and older adults show symptoms as well. Learning the signs of an eating disorder is the first step in getting treatment. Symptoms of eating disorders could include binge eating, obsession about weight, mood swings and extreme behaviors regarding food. Although there are many types of eating disorders, the three most common disorders that patients suffer from are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is defined as the restriction to take in food to stay at unhealthy, below average weight. Bulimia nervosa is when large amounts of food are consumed and then a behavior takes place in order to prevent weight gain such as self-induced vomiting or obsessively exercising. Binge eating disorder can best be defined as when a person consumes large amounts of food while feeling out of control and unable to stop. All three of these most common eating disorders share a common theme of guilty feelings, low self-esteem and obsessing over body image. Many eating disorder patients also suffer from depression or anxiety. Finding a therapist or counselor is the first step in recovery. Find a mental health provider through UMA in the NYC or Long Island area.
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