Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, can prevent teens and young adults from achieving their potential at school or work at a minimum. In some cases, these disorders can lead to serious physical illness or even death. Eating disorders are never to be taken lightly. If one is suspected, at least seek the advice of your family physician. If confirmed or if questions still exist, a Pathways psychologist or licensed therapist can partner with you to restore hope and healing in a potentially dangerous situation.

One or more of these signs may be present

Feeling overweight or underweight

Eating in secret

Overwhelming food cravings

Continual snacking

Missing many meals

Obsessively counting calories.

Binging

Feeling that food is controlling you

Comfort eating

Throwing up after eating

How do I know if I am suffering from an eating disorder?

  1. Do you feel like you are overweight?
  2. Do you binge on food?
  3. Do you force yourself to throw up after eating?
  4. Do you eat in secret?
  5. Do you eat to feel better?
  6. Do you eat non-food substances?
  7. Do you obsessively count calories on everything you eat?
  8. Do you always feel hungry?

If you answered yes to three or more questions, this might indicate an eating disorder. Pathways can help get to the root of the problem and assist you with what is driving your eating disorder.

What should I do?

Eating disorders can cause you to be unhealthily heavy or way underweight. Untreated, they can be deadly. If you feel food is controlling your life, first seek help from your general practitioner, who can evaluate you for any physical problems.
Pathways cares about your mental health and can assist you with healing. Please Call us , Email us or  Contact Us  to request an appointment. Day and evening counseling sessions are available, and we would be happy to answer all of your questions.