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Warning Signs of Eating Disorders
There is a long list of warning signs of eating disorders. This article looks at the individual warning signs for each type of eating disorder. If you are worried that a loved one may have an eating disorder, read more to learn the warning signs of eating disorders.
Some warning signs of eating disorders are general, while some are specific to a particular eating disorder. The warning signs of eating disorders that you may be able to see will be greatly affected by your relationship with the person about whom you are concerned. If it is a roommate or a family member who lives in the same house with you, your glimpse of the person’s life will be fuller than if it is a neighbor, schoolmate, or colleague.
General Warning Signs of Eating Disorders
These are general warning signs that apply to many or most eating disorders:
The following are signs of the disorder itself, not of the complications that may accompany the eating disorders:
These symptoms can come about when the body has insufficient nourishment:
Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
These symptoms can come about when the body is over-nourished:
Bulimics present a combination of signs: those of the binger and those from the chosen method of offsetting the large amount of caloric intake:
The main warning sign of pica is finding someone ingesting something that is not food. Secondarily, one may find decreased appetite at meals as a result. Other symptoms, including very dangerous ones, may arise, depending on exactly what substance(s) are ingested.
Regurgitation of food is responsible for the following symptoms:
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