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Mental & Emotional Health
February 23, 2017

What to do if your friend has an eating disorder

Your friend is almost always on a diet. She’s preoccupied with how much she eats each day, obsessively counts calories, and usually has excuses not to eat in front of you. Other days she eats more than her body can handle and is wracked with guilt afterwards. Your friend may be struggling with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are complicated illnesses that usually start in the mind (contrary to popular belief that it’s simply a “body” issue). These issues are characterised by abnormal eating habits and severe distress over body weight or shape. An eating disorder can make people starve…
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