If you think a lot about your body and what you eat, you may have an eating disorder. An eating disorder harms you both physically and mentally. But there is help to get, and you can get rid of the disease if you seek care.
You can have hot eating disorder if you eat frequently and regularly without being able to control you, and get large amounts of food in a short time. Afterwards you will experience guilt and shame. Hot-eating disorder can lead to physical and mental illness if left untreated. Most people who receive treatment become healthy.
Bulimia is an eating disorder that means that you eat hot and then try to get rid of the food, for example by vomiting or using laxatives. Bulimia can cause mental illness and serious bodily harm if you are not treated. Most people who receive treatment become healthy.
It is common to get worried or upset if you are told that someone you care about has an eating disorder. There is much you can do to help the person. You can ask questions, listen and show that you care and help seek help. To be a good support you need to take care of yourself.
Anorexia is an eating disorder that means that you try to starve to lose weight, even though you weigh less than what is healthy for your height and age. Anorexia can be life-threatening if you do not receive treatment. Most people who receive treatment become healthy.
It is common for children and teenagers to feel worry and fear. It is not dangerous to feel strong emotions, and it goes over. But if the fear does not go over and affect how the child or teen works in everyday life it can be an anxiety disorder. Then they may need treatment.
Anxiety is the fear or worry that is felt in the body. It is uncomfortable but not dangerous to have anxiety. There are various ways to deal with anxiety, and things you can do yourself to feel better. There is also treatment that helps.
About one in ten children feel fear in connection with a dentist visit. It is most common in younger children.
Dental care can be due to many things. Often, the child has previously had bad experiences with dental treatment, for example that it has hurt or that the child has felt violated.
Dental care fears more or less strong feelings of discomfort in connection with a dental visit. You worry that it will hurt and that something may go wrong. You who are in the dentist’s chair may also feel very exposed, in a situation that you do not control.
Both children and adults may feel anxious or afraid in connection with a dentist visit. But anyone who has dental fear can get help and the vast majority can be free from their fear.