How Can You Tell If Someone You Know May Have An Eating Disorder?
Eating disorders are increasingly common in young women,
but often concealed from loved ones. Take Dr. Donnica's decisionnaire to become aware of
the signs of anorexia nervosa or bulimia. What's the next step? If you think
someone you know has an eating disorder, gently express your concern and encourage
them to seek professional help, sooner rather than later.
|___ ||Profound thinness or rapid weight loss (more than 15% of body weight)|
|___ ||Continual dieting|
|___ ||Obsessive concern with body weight, shape, and image |
|___ ||Preoccupation with food, nutrition, calories and/or fat grams|
|___ ||Preoccupation with exercise/excessive exercise|
|___ ||Avoiding eating in public|
|___ ||Skipping meals, hiding food, pretending to eat|
|___ ||Frequent weighing|
|___ ||Binge eating|
|___ ||Evidence of vomiting|
|___ ||Gulping food in large bites/quickly|
|___ ||Sore throat or constant hoarseness|
|___ ||Abuse of laxatives, diet pills, diuretics, emetics (substances that cause
Created: 11/16/2000  - Donnica Moore, M.D.