Individuals may develop eating disorders as a way of dealing with the conflicts, pressures and stresses of their lives. Eating disorders are often a vehicle to express control when the rest of your life seems out of control. Some people are more prone to be at risk than others because of genetics, heredity, family dynamics or temperament.
Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. Both men and women struggle with body image; eating disorders also do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or any other differentiating factors. Someone struggling with an ED may be under, over and even average weight.
Please note: Regardless of what these or other quizzes may tell you, if you are concerned about yourself or someone else, do not hesitate to contact the Counseling Center.
Please note:These lists are not all-inclusive, and you do not have to display all of the symptoms listed to be struggling with an eating disorder.
This is a disorder characterized by severe food restrictions and self-imposed starvation. Characteristics of someone struggling with this may include:
Warnings signs of bulimia may include:
Warning signs of binge eating disorder are: