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Do I have an Eating Disorder? I have some strange eating problems.

answered 12:03 AM EST, Sat December 03, 2011
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johanna johanna MANCHESTER
i can only eat unhealthy food mostly,junkfood,high fat,high sugar etc,i have tried many times to eat healthy but keep failing,i heave up at the taste of some foods,dont like meats ,fish or fruit & veg.Could i have an eating disorder?

William Anderson Says...

You are certainly describing disordered eating, but there is not enough information to make an informed determination. For instance, you could have active physiological diseases or allergies that contribute to the problems you are having.

You don't say how old you are or how long this has been going on. A clinician is going to need to know a lot more about you and what's been happening to help.  

The symptoms you describe are serious and warrant a full diagnostic assessment. Putting it off could risk serious harm. Make an appointment tomorrow with your medical doctor and get a full check up. Tell him or her everything, don't leave anything out. The more reluctant you are to talk about a detail of your experience, the more important it is to tell him or her about it. After you've had a full medical check up, you should see a therapist who specializes in eating disorders and see what they think. Your doctor should be able to refer you to one and help set that up.  

Please get all this done as soon as possible and write back to tell me what you come up with. I'll be waiting to hear.


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