Know the signs: How to help someone with an eating disorder

Family plays an important role in helping someone recover from an eating disorder. One of the first steps you will have to take in helping your family member who is suffering from an eating disorder is to educate yourself on the disorder. It’s also important that you recognize the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder. You also need to know that not all eating disorders are the same and not all symptoms are the same.

Key Takeaways:

  • The support of loved ones is key to helping someone with an eating disorder.
  • Those suffering from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorders all have recognizable symptoms to look for.
  • It’s important to approach your loved one with compassion and empathy when talking to them about a suspected eating disorder.

“An important step in supporting someone who may have an eating disorder is knowing the signs and symptoms.”

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