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Although I do not vomit...(have in the past though) I have

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Although I do not vomit...(have in the past though) I have an intense fear of putting on weight. I detest myself if I cant fit into size 6 clothes despite others saying I look terrible.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

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it sounds like you have an eating disorder

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and a body image disorder.

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this is called body dysmorphic disorder.

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I am glad you are seeking help for this and realize that you have a problem with this.

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this will take a long course of counseling and treatment to help you get over this.

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how long have these symptoms been going on?

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these symptoms are often associated with a severe anxiety disorder.

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there are medications and counseling which will help you.

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are you willing to see a doctor or psychiatrist about your body image dysmorphic disorder and your eating disorder. and possibly take some medications like an SSRI medications which can help treat these symptoms you have?

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cognitive behavior therapy also can help as well. which is a type of psychotherapy technique.

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let me know if you have other questions.

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