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5 Signs of an Eating Disorder & What To Do

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Do you have a complex relationship with food? For a long time, eating disorders were not acknowledged for what they were– a complex mental health condition characterized by an unhealthy relationship with food. It’s more than just not wanting to eat. It is a complex psychological portrait surrounding food that can manifest itself through restrictive, binging, purging, or other behaviors.

DISCLAIMER: This video is created for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute a professional diagnosis. Do not use this as a tool to diagnose yourself or others. If you suspect you may have an eating disorder or any mental health condition, we highly advise you to seek help from a qualified mental health professional.

Did you know that they are many types of eating disorders? Hop over to this video to learn more: https://youtu.be/0SRmccgFIs8

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