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Originally posted by asmeone2
reply to post by calihan123
For the people close to the person with the eating disorder, it isn't that hard to pick up on. I think that people feel that it is inappropriate to ask them to get help though.
Originally posted by ghaleon12
I don't think it's fair to say anorexia is less dangerous than obesity. Around 20% of people with anorexia die from their condition. The same can't be said for obesity, the effects of obesity become appearent over many years unlike anorexia.
Well, I wish it was that easy to pick up on them... but none of my friends or family sure as heck knew i ever had one. they still never knew. so trust me... you definitely dont always know when someone has a disorder.
Originally posted by calihan123
yup. i agree completely on those views.
dieters are kind of in a sense like an undercover person with an eating disorder. they are not happy with their body... they hardly eat... they tend to over-exercise.. my mom was a serial dieter. She may not have stopped eating, or been throwing up, but it was still a disease. if we went to a restaraunt and she felt like she ate a little too much, she would just job home. no matter how far away from home we were.
thats a problem.