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Support for those in Toronto and the GTA
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INFO
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder, which involves a disturbed body image. It is generally diagnosed of those who are extremely critical of their physique or self image, despite the fact there may be no noticeable disfigurement or defect.

Anorexia is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes an eating disorder characterised by low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Individuals with anorexia often control body weight by voluntary starvation, excessive exercise, or other weight control measures, such as diet pills or diuretic drugs.

Bulimia more commonly known as bulimia, is an eating disorder. It is a psychological condition in which the subject engages in recurrent binge eating followed by an intentional purging. This purging is done in order to compensate for the excessive intake of the food and to prevent weight gain

Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) is a diagnostic category of mental disorders that involve disordered eating patterns. It is described in the DSM-IV-TR, the latest version of the diagnostic manual of the American Psychiatric Association, as a "category [of] disorders of eating that do not meet the criteria for any specific eating disorder"



ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY
This community is for anyone in the Toronto and GTA area who are suffering or know people who are suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder or other eating disorders and are looking for some support online.

Members can use this community to vent, ask questions, offer advice, share experiences etc.

We are here to support you and listen to what you're going through, and hopefully to offer some help and advice.

If you feel more comfortable to post 'friends only' please do so.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me at the above address.



RULES
1) This is NOT a pro eating disorder community. All such posts will be deleted.
2) No drama or disrespect towards members.
3) Stay on topic.
4) Be supportive.
5) No triggering content.
6) Promoting other communities is ok as long as they are relevant



LINKS
BDD CENTRAL
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (Ontario)
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Eating Disorders of York Region
Body Image Coalition of Peel


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