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Monday, 8 March 2021

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Tips for help from Gulfport Behavioral Hospital

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Tips for help from Gulfport Behavioral Hospital
Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Tips for help from Gulfport Behavioral Hospital

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and News 25 reached out to Gulfport Behavioral Hospital for tips on how to identify and help individuals with eating disorders.

- it's national eating disorder - awareness week and news 25- reached out to gulfport - - - - behavioral hospital for tips on- how to identify and help- individuals with eating - disorders - .

- some of the most common eating- disorders are anorexia- nervosa and bulimia nervosa.- if they're suffering from - bulimia, be on the lookout for- calluses on their hands that- might be from purging as well - as them spending prolonged- periods of time in the bathroom- after eating.

- for anorexia, be watchful for - picky eating, meal skipping,- and cutting out food groups lik- carbs completely.

- - "they don't really understand - how they- appear and their normal body- weight and how they perceive- themselves, there's a - - - disconnect."- at gulfport behavioral health - they recommend- getting a mental health - assessment so they can refer- the patient to the services tha- best fit their needs.

- call the number on your screen- as licensed mental health - professionals are available 24- hours a day, 7 days a week to - assist

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