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What are the symptoms of eating disorders/anorexia/bulimia? How do you know if you have an eating disorder? Am I anorexic?

>What are the symptoms of eating disorders/anorexia/bulimia? How do you know if you have an eating disorder? Am I anorexic?

What are the symptoms of eating disorders/anorexia/bulimia? How do you know if you have an eating disorder? Am I anorexic?

2018-07-17T14:17:05+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Comments Off on What are the symptoms of eating disorders/anorexia/bulimia? How do you know if you have an eating disorder? Am I anorexic?

Everyone is different and so the signs and symptoms, as well as the reasons for an eating disorder, will vary. In general:

Physical:
Sudden and rapid weight loss
Frequent weight changes
Fainting/dizziness
Tiredness

Thoughts:
Constant thoughts about weight and shape
Low self-esteem
Distorted body image

Behaviours:
Constant repeated dieting with or without binge eating
A range of behaviours aimed to get rid of the food
Intense focus on body shape and weight
A range of repeating checking behaviours

Emotions:
A range of emotions including:
Low mood
Anxiety
Irritability
Extreme bouts of anger
Increased stress
Mood swings

Social:
Finding social eating difficult
Lonely