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  • Family Support Guidelines When Your Loved One Has An Eating Disorder

    Having a loved one or a family member who is suffering from an eating disorder can be heart-breaking. It will not only affect the person but everyone in the family as well. It can cause stress, confusion and even emotional meltdown thus; you need to be guided accordingly on how to handle a person who has this kind of condition.

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  • Talk Therapy – A Long Road To Recovery

     

     

    Many people with eating disorders are deeply ashamed of their problem. Society stigmatizes mental illness and in the case eating disorders, many believe that the condition is self-inflicted. For this reason, many young people will not seek the help that they require, and it is often family and friends who notice the signs and symptoms and seek assistance on behalf of the sufferer.

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  • Getting Help – How to Overcome an Eating Disorder

    Assessing the Situation

    If you suspect that you may have an eating disorder, the first course of action should be to analyze your family’s past, your current mental state, and attitude towards food. It’s extremely rare for an eating disorder to develop without some kind of risk factor. Eating disorders often run in families, so it’s important to remember that if a family member has an eating disorder, you may be at risk of one. In that same vein, you may have some kind of mental illness that the eating disorder has sprouted from. Mental disorders also often run in families. If you’ve already been diagnosed with some kind of anxiety disorder, depression, or mood disorder and you feel as though you’re developing an unhealthy relationship with food and eating, it may be time to visit your doctor.

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