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Symptoms of Eating Disorders

  • Weight loss, dieting
  • Preoccupation with food, weight, calories, etc.
  • Controlling food consumption or restricting eating certain foods.
  • Apprehensive about eating in public.
  • Skipping meals or eating small portions.
  • Withdrawal from social circles.
  • Excessive concern about body image, and frequently inspecting one’s reflection in the mirror.
  • Stomach cramps and other stomach problems.
  • Menstrual anomalies, like missing periods.
  • Concentration disturbance.
  • Maintaining a strenuous workout routine.
  • Evidence of binge-eating, such as huge quantities of food disappearing in a brief span of time.
  • Evidence of purging, such as the use of laxatives, or induced vomiting.

Types of Eating Disorders

  • Strict dieting, such as obsessively counting calories in food or avoiding certain foods.
  • Hiding food, lying about eating, avoiding eating in front of people.
  • Excessive exercise
  • Social withdrawal
  • Feeling sluggish, muscles are not as strong as they used to be.
  • Inability to concentrate.
  • Feeling dizzy.
  • Bloating, constipation, and abdominal pain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Irregular periods.
  • Eating large amounts of food.
  • Feeling guilty or embarrassed after binging.
  • Having a lot of food-related thoughts.
  • Distorted body-image
  • Prone to mood swings
  • Disappearing shortly after eating
  • Hand is covered with calluses.
  1. Otherwise Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)



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