Eating disorders can be successfully treated and require the help of qualified professionals.
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Overview of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are defined by a persistent pattern of atypical eating or dieting behavior. Recognizing eating disorders can be very difficult and diagnosis should be left to a professional. Because everyone today seems concerned about weight, and because most people diet once in a while, it is hard to tell what is normal behavior and what may escalate to threaten life and interfere with work, school, and relationships. What constitutes normal and disordered eating is somewhat blurry. Formal evaluations for diagnosis and treatment should only be made by qualified clinicians.

If you think you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder please have them call us: 315.671.2202

Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder:
No one person will show all of the characteristics listed below, but people with eating disorders will manifest several.

  • cessation of menstruation
  • obsession with food and weight
  • secretive eating habits
  • dramatic weight loss in a short period of time
  • feeling fat when not overweight
  • obsession with continuous exercise
  • visible food restriction and self-starvation
  • frequent trips to the bathroom immediately following a meal
  • low self-esteem
  • tooth decay or loss
  • trouble concentrating
  • holding oneself and others to rigid, perfectionist standards
  • denial
  • social withdrawal
  • binge eating (for people with bulimia, binging is usually followed by "purging": induced vomiting and the use of laxatives and diuretics; in binge eating disorder, there is no purging)
  • use of laxatives or diuretics
  • depression
  • impulsive behavior
  • drug and alcohol abuse
Eat-26 Self Test

Eating disorders can be successfully treated and require the help of qualified professionals. If you notice these warning signs in yourself or someone you care about, it is important to seek help. Call us at 315.671.2202

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Eating Disorders Treatment Program

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