Warn­ing signs

Girlfriend - - GF FEELS -

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.

Con­cerned

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.

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