Due to the nature of these diseases which may include mild or intense CHRONIC PAIN, and/or physical disfigurement, serious mental health issues may present. The disorders may cause depression, severe depression, anorexia, bulimia and other disorders. Being simultaneously anorexic and obese is unfortunately very common.

People with fat disorders are strongly encouraged to find support in the Groups, friends, family, their medical team and psychiatric professionals.


If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide or need someone to talk to, call 1-800-273-TALK or visithttp://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html