Eating Disorders


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Symptoms of anxiety and depression can manifest in many ways and can take a huge toll on someone’s quality of life. Here are some additional symptoms that are commonly seen in anxiety and depression.

• Fear or apprehension about the future
• Difficulty concentrating
• Excessive worry and fear
• Avoiding social events
• Fear of rejection and failure
• Muscle pain, headaches, upset stomach
• Fatigue or loss of energy
• Sadness and feelings of emptiness
• Low motivation and drive
• Isolating and avoiding others
• Muscle pain, headaches, upset stomach

Eating disorders are multifaceted and have many layers. The most common eating disorders are Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. Depending on the level of need and chronicity of the disorder, treatment may consist of a combination of therapy, dietary support, and medical monitoring.

Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa (AN) are:

• Restrictive and avoidant eating patterns
• Excessive perfectionism
• Intense fear of weight gain
• Frequently checking in the mirror for
   perceived flaws
• Preoccupation with cooking and recipes
• Menstrual irregularities or loss of

   menstruation (in women)
• Low heart rate
Bulimia Nervosa (BN) is characterized by:
• eating until point of discomfort or pain
• electrolyte imbalance which may lead to

   heart attack
• worn tooth enamel
• dehydration
• sores, scars, of calluses on knuckles of hands

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is similar to bulimia except it does not involve purging or excessive compensatory behaviors. Those who struggle with binge eating often struggle with tremendous shame and low self-esteem as a result of weight gain.
• Loss of control over amount of eating
• Eating more rapidly than normal
• Eating until feeling uncomfortably full
• Eating alone because of being embarrassed

   by how much one is eating
Some of the medical complications include:
 • Type 2 diabetes
• High blood pressure and cholesterol
• Gallbladder disease
• Osteoarthritis
• Sleep apnea

Anxiety & Depression






Do you find yourself in unfulfilling relationships or have a difficult time resolving conflict with those close to you?

Common patterns that contribute to relationship stress include:
• Co-dependency
• Miscommunication
• Dishonesty and mistrust
• Unstable relationship patterns
• Fear or avoidance of commitment

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