It is best for family and friends to be aware of warning signs so they know what to look for if they suspect somebody they know may be developing or experiencing an eating disorder.
Determining if someone has an eating disorder can sometimes be difficult, especially if the person is secretive about his or her 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 and monitor changes in their personality and behaviour.
For information on the physical, behavioural and psychological effects of specific eating disorders, please click on the relevant link below: