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[Video] Is My Eating Disorder Serious?

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Q: Hello. About four months ago I diagnosed myself with possible anorexia. I skip about 2 meals a day but I eat try to eat a full meal for dinner. I exercise for at least an hour daily. I am 16, my height is 5 foot 9 and my weight is 123 pounds. I want to ask for help from my parents but I am too scared they will be disappointed in me. I also do not think that my disorder is that serious. Should I ask for help?

[Video] Is My Eating Disorder Serious?

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The short answer to your question is “yes.” Yes, you should talk to your parents and get professional help. Generally, people wait too long to seek treatment. Please get an assessment soon. Watch the video below to hear more advice.

Take good care of yourself!

Julie Hanks, LCSW

[Video] Is My Eating Disorder Serious?

Julie Hanks, LCSW

Julie Hanks, LCSW has over 20 years in the mental health field providing outpatient psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and multi-problem families with complex mental health and relationship problems. Find out more at WasatchFamilyTherapy.com. Follow Julie on Twitter & Facebook. Visit Julie's new blog for therapists Private Practice Toolbox

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Hanks, J. (2018). [Video] Is My Eating Disorder Serious?. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 20, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2012/05/13/is-my-eating-disorder-serious/
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