Different Diagnoses of Eating Disorders in Sparks Nevada
Do you have a child or a loved one that hears negative self-talk inside her head in Sparks Nevada? Learn about an eating disorder named EDNOS which means Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
According to an article at abcnews.go.com, “What is EDNOS?”
“Taylor wants to like herself, but she can’t turn off the voice inside her head that tells her she’s not good enough and that the way she looks isn’t perfect.
“It really feels like it is a second person inside of you,” she said. “It’s like your best friend but your enemy at the same time. It’s hard to distinguish sometimes the ED talking and what’s Taylor talking.”
“ED” is the nickname Taylor, 20, gives to her eating disorder diagnosis, which, as she puts it, was “switched all over the place.”
“Originally I was diagnosed with bulimia,” she said. “Then my symptoms didn’t match bulimia. So then they diagnosed me as anorexia, binge/purge type, because there are two different types. And then I didn’t meet the weight criteria for anorexia. So then they said, ‘OK, you have EDNOS.’ And I was like, ‘Well, what is that?'”
EDNOS stands for “eating disorder not otherwise specified,” and up to 70 percent of all eating disorders come under the EDNOS banner. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 24 million people in the U.S. of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder.”
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