An eating disorder a destructive coping mechanism a person has found, that in some way, helps them to feel better able to cope day-to-day.
Key points to remember which you will find more information on below are :
EATING DISORDERS EFFECT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY
Eating disorders affect behaviors, thoughts, physical well-being and emotions. They come in varying types from restriction to binging to overeating.
THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY PEOPLE DEVELOP EATING DISORDERS WHICH ARE USUSALLY LINKED TO EMOTIONAL DISTRESS.
An eating disorder normally springs from underlying issues about how a person thinks and feels about themselves, if you have low self-esteem, low self-worth, low confidence. An eating disorder is always about feelings and not food.
THINGS YOU CAN DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH FOOD
Reach out to friends and family to help. You can get specialist support if your eating disorder seems to be impacting significantly on your mental health, behaviour at home, school and in the community.
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