Sheri L. Szuch, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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

Call: 734-741-8584
Text: 734-845-9113
Email: sheriszuch@gmail.com

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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Anorexia Nervosa is the least common of all eating disorders, occurring in approximately 1% of the population. It is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder which is characterized by self-starvation, excessive weight loss, and negative body image.  Some people with anorexia lose weight by dieting and exercising excessively; others lose weight by self-induced vomiting, or misusing laxatives or diet pills. Anorexia has the highest fatality rate among all mental health disorders.

Signs and symptoms of Anorexia:

  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Intense fear of weight gain
  • Dieting, restricting or otherwise limiting food intake
  • Distorted body image
  • Excessive exercise
  • Denial of hunger


Health Consequences of Anorexia:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Amenorrhea, loss of menstrual cycle
  • Irregular heart rhythms; heart failure
  • Dehydration, resulting in kidney damage
  • insomnia
  • Dry hair and skin; hair loss
  • Constantly feeling cold
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Low self-esteem

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