Is it an eating disorder?
If you’re concerned that you or a loved one may be struggling with an eating disorder, this assessment is a good place to start. If you’ve observed several of the behaviors below, we recommend a professional diagnosis.
  • Starting a new diet, including an interest in “healthy,” “clean,” “low-carb,” or other rule-based eating approaches
  • Avoiding certain food groups, either for health/diet reasons or due to taste/texture preference
  • Absence during family meals, or avoiding situations that include eating in a group
  • Inflexibility about what, when, or how much to eat
  • Fixation on food’s calorie content
  • Visiting the bathroom or showering immediately after meals
  • A new interest in cooking without eating the food
  • Rigidity around certain ingredients, brands, food preparations, or utensils
  • A longer list of foods they will not eat than they will eat
  • A long history of “picky” eating that has gotten worse over time
  • Struggling to eat or eat enough food
  • Frequent stomach pain or other gastrointestinal complaints
Do you have concerns about the signs above?We recommend a professional assessment by your medical provider. You can also contact our team for a consultation.
Eating disorders facts
30 million Americans are affected by eating disorders
80%will never seek treatment
20%of those who get traditional treatment will recover
86%of patients see positive outcomes with Family-Based Treatment
Questions? We can help.
Lasting recovery starts with the first step. Our team is here to take it with you.
If you’re not sure it’s an eating disorder, there’s resources to help. 
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