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Not Quite Sick, Should I Seek Help?

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I am 19 and I think I am developing an eating disorder and currently have Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I eat 500-700 calories a day and exercise compulsively. I constantly scrutinize myself in mirrors and cannot resist looking in any reflective surface, never liking how I look. I get urges to purge when I feel I have eaten too much, once i ate over 2500 calories and did induce vomiting. Should I see my GP about this?
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replied April 25th, 2014
Thank you for asking!
It looks like you are having bulimic episodes. You need a psychiatrist for help. It is very common teen age issue where looking good makes a person pay the price for making worse. Get to a nutritionist for a complete dietary plan and please you need a lot of energy. Drink and eat in balance and don't spoil yourself with such restrictions. It will ruin your good health.
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S Khan
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