I have a friend who has been having a hard time lately and she's seeing a psychologist. She rarely eats – she has small meals once a day, but doesn't think there is anything wrong with it and laughs it off. When
I try to talk to her about it, she brushes it off and says that she doesn't feel hungry or like eating very much. She said she wants to be skinny, but I think that it might be something more, like a minor eating disorder.
It is great that you are worried about your friend, but there is no such thing as a ‘minor’ eating disorder. She may have what is known as other specified feeding or eating disorder, which presents many symptoms of other eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder. It is great that she is seeing a psychologist. It might be a bit soon for her to discuss her feelings, diagnosis and treatment with you, but you should definitely let her know you are ready to talk when she wants to.