I have diagnosed myself with an eating disorder, but I am afraid to talk about it with my parents.
An eating disorder is a condition that is best identified by a professional. There are many types of eating disorders. It is however essential that you try and follow regular routine eating habits. You can start with eating small meals a day and monitor the proportion of every meal. Remember that your body is beautiful and you do not need to starve yourself to look in a particular shape. Speak to the parent that you are closer to; tell them about all the symptoms that you experience. Also let them know when exactly this started. I’m sure your parents will understand you well. Depending on the severity of the condition, you may require medical assistance. It is important that you speak to your parents about this, as it may be a situation that is beyond your control and you should not delay getting help.
Alisha Lalljee is a Psychologist (M.A.), Special Educator (M.Ed) and Psychotherapist. She holds an MBA in clinical research and hospital management. Visit her website www.alishalalljee.com