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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EATING DISORDERS (from ENH provider/ www.enh.org)
SIGNS OF EATING DISORDER:

*** Weight loss or intensive fear of weight gain
*** Binge eating
*** Vomiting
*** Use of laxatives, diuretics, emetics, or diet pills
*** Obsessive exercising
*** Loss or irregularity of menstrual periods
*** Secretive behavior related to food
*** Unusual eating habits
*** Wearing of excessive layered or loose clothing
*** Complaints of feeling cold
*** Hyperactive/ Nervouseness
*** Unusual amounts of time spent in the bathroom
*** Denial of any possible problem when confronted with symptoms

DEBILITATING EFFECTS

An eating disorder is a progressive illness. As it advances, the individual may exhibit some or all of the following effects:

Physical Effects

* Sleep disturbances
* Hormone imbalances, cessation of menses
* Impaired bone development
* Dental deterrioration
* Gastrointestinal damage
* Kidney malfunction
* Anemia
* Low pulse and blood pressure

Psycholigical Effects
* Isolation and withdrawal
* Mood swings, anxiety, and depression
* "People pleasing" (inabiloty to say "No", or assert one's needs), coupled
with low self esteemand /or self hate
* Distorted body image- seeing the body as a fatter or larger than it is
* Perfectionism
* Perception distortions
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