If you are reading this page, it is highly likely that you are concerned about someone you care about. It’s important to trust your instincts and not ‘watch and wait’.
Determining if someone has an eating disorder can sometimes be difficult, especially if the person is secretive about their behaviour. An eating disorder can develop gradually and you may observe personality and behaviour changes. It is most important to maintain open communication with your loved one so that you can express your concerns.
On this page we outline some of the more common behavioural, psychological and physical warning signs that may be present across the different eating disorder diagnosis. A person does not need to exhibit all these signs to be diagnosed with an eating disorder. If you notice even a few of these signs, it could be cause for concern.
For information on the physical, behavioural and psychological effects of specific eating disorders, please click on the relevant link below.