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Can food phobias be mistaken for an eating disorder?

Discussion in 'Ask a Question' started by Jade, May 31, 2015.

  1. Jade

    Jade Member

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    I thought I’d create this thread because I suffer with food phobias, which were much more severe when I was younger.

    A lot of things could put me of eating such as someone with bad eating habits, certain foods, smells of certain foods, people I didn’t know touching my food and other people other than my family cooking my food.

    Going around my friends when I was little I’d hide when it came to dinner time and as I got older when I went on holiday with my friend and her family I didn’t eat the whole time I was there. I couldn’t eat in school which started nasty teenage rumours that I was anorexic or when someone at school showed me what was in their mouth and I was sick I apparently had bulimia.

    Kids will be kids of cause but this has happened on occasion in my adult life too. Do we need more available education on food phobias and phobias in general to stop ignorance from others? Or is it up to us to correct the assumptions people make about our phobias?

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