What can you do if someone you know has an eating disorder? Here are some tips, including: Encourage them to get help early. Skarinka said he wishes the few friends he told about his eating disorder had pressured him to get help. The longer you have an eating disorder, the harder it is to treat and the more likely it is for depression and other problems to set in.
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