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The Anorexia Symptoms That No One Talks About
Being that I have suffered from disordered eating for the better part of eight years, I would say that I have become nothing short of an expert on living with this psychological beast. And I have read quite a bit of lit on the disorder, mostly because of either malnourishment-driven obsession with the process of starving oneself or just a curiosity about what others' experiences are like. Most of what I have read talks about the core symptoms: a fixation on the number on the scale, calorie counting, guilt and anxiety surrounding food, and an intense fear of gaining weight. I have had a taste of all of the above and would vouch that the individuals I know who also struggle have, as well. But there are five symptoms that I have noticed are particularly strong for me that no one seems to talk about.
Pros and Cons of Being an Empath
Maybe you soak up other people's feelings like a dirty dish scrub. Maybe you feel like you have a deeper understanding of the world than most people you hang around. Or maybe you were just curious and didn't know what the word "empath" means and wanted to find out through this article. Before you go plugging the word "empath" into Google, I've got you covered. The results of your search would look something like this: "em·path ˈempaTH' noun (chiefly in science fiction) a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual."