5 Signs of an Eating Disorder & What To Do

An eating disorder can take on different eating behaviour and self image issues. Eating disorders can show up as obesophobia (pocrescophobia) or the fear of gaining weight, binging, purging, hoarding, restrictive eating, purging, and so forth. Food and body image plays a large part in self esteem. The signs of an eating disorder are complex. DISCLAIMER: This video is created for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute a professional diagnosis. Do not use this as a tool to diagnose yourself or others. If you suspect you may have an eating disorder or any mental health condition, we highly advise you to seek help from a qualified mental health professional. Writer: Sara Del Villar Script Editor: Isadora Ho Script Manager: Kelly Soong Voice: Amanda Silvera Animator: Sam Rain ( https://twitter.com/sadsamrain ) YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References: Bernstein, Bettina E. “Anorexia Nervosa.” Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology, Medscape, 28 Feb. 2020, emedicine.medscape.com/article/912187-overview. Counselling Directory. “Obsessed with Food? 10 Ways to Change This.” Counselling Directory, Counselling Directory, 7 Sept. 2016, www.counselling-directory.org.uk/memberarticles/obsessed-with-food-10-ways-to-change-this. Ekern, Jacquelyn. “Eating Disorder Information, Education & Resources.” Eating Disorder Hope, 11 July 2018, www.eatingdisorderhope.com/information. Ekern, Jacquelyn. “Towards an Understanding of Self-Esteem and Eating Disorders.” Center for Change, 11 Feb. 2018, centerforchange.com/towards-understanding-self-esteem-eating-disorders/. Fuller, Kristen. “Eating Disorders: It’s Not All About Food.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 22 Mar. 2017, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/happiness-is-state-mind/201703/eating-disorders-it-s-not-all-about-food. NEDA. “Busting the Myths About Eating Disorders.” National Eating Disorders Association, 22 Feb. 2018, www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/busting-myths-about-eating-disorders. Petre, Alina. “6 Common Types of Eating Disorders (and Their Symptoms).” Healthline, 30 Oct. 2019, www.healthline.com/nutrition/common-eating-disorders. Rollin, Jennifer. “Bulimia and Starvation: How Restriction Perpetuates the Binge-Purge Cycle.” Eating Disorder Hope, 11 Nov. 2015, www.eatingdisorderhope.com/information/bulimia/bulimia-and-starvation-how-restriction-perpetuates-the-binge-purge-cycle. Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/Psych2Go

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