Eating disorders are thought to be caused by a mix of genetic and environmental factors, and the chance for recovery increases the earlier an eating disorder is detected. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the warning signs. Some of these signs and symptoms include: preoccupation with weight, refusal to eat certain foods, feeling uncomfortable eating around others, food rituals, skipping meals, withdrawal from usual friends and activities, frequent dieting, extreme concern with body size and shape, extreme mood swings, and more. If you find yourself struggling with some of these symptoms, it may be time to reach out for help.
Therapy at CARE Counseling for eating disorders may include exploring the underlying mental health symptoms contributing to your struggles and exploring ways to get more support for what you need.