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When should I seek help about a potential eating disorder?

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If you or any member of your family develops an unhealthy preoccupation with weight and size and/or appears unduly interested in food, you should consult a health care professional. The earlier treatment is received the better the chances for a successful outcome.

From: Bulimia Nervosa WebMD Medical Reference

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American Psychiatric Association: "Eating Disorders."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Eating Disorders."

womenshealth.gov: "Bulimia nervosa fact sheet."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Eating Disorders."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Eating Disorders."

womenshealth.gov: "Bulimia nervosa fact sheet."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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