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FACTS about Eating Disorders

  • Eating disorders don’t discriminate based on age, gender, race or ethnicity.
  • You can’t tell if someone has an eating disorder by looking at them.
  • They are not a choice or a matter of discipline.
  • No one situation or event causes an eating disorder.
  • Families are not to blame.

Recovery is possible!

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Dr. Szuch provides services for eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, women's issues for the following communities: Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Dexter, Ypsilanti, Howell, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Chelsea, Saline, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Dearborn and Plymouth, 48103, 48104, 48105, 48108, 48109, 48114, 48150, 48843, 48430, 48439, 48331, 48118, 48115, 48374, 48176, 48120, 48170

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What are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are serious, complex illnesses with biological, psychological and environmental causes.   They involve extreme behaviors, feelings and attitudes about weight and food.  While the symptoms revolve around eating, they are more about coping with feelings then they are about food.  Individuals may develop eating disorders as a way of dealing with the conflicts, pressures and stresses of their lives. They are often a vehicle to express control when the rest of life seems out of control. Some people are more prone to be at risk than others because of genetics, heredity, family dynamics or temperament.  Certain personality traits also seem to be more prevalent in people with eating disorders which include perfectionism, problems handling change, difficulty expressing feelings, and needing to please others.

  Signs & Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

  • Obsession with food, calories and weight
  • Rapid, unexplained weight fluctuations
  • Constant dieting, despite being thin
  • Feeling out of control when eating or exercising
  • Eating alone, at night or in secret
  • Negative body image
  • Eating when full then feeling guilty or ashamed about it
  • Avoiding social situations that involve food.
  • Low self–esteem, often determined by weight
  • Anxiety and depression

Sheri L. Szuch, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Specializing in Eating Disorders, Mood and Body Image issues for 30 years!