my friend has OCD, things like obsessions with numbers (e.g doing everything 4 times), and consequencial thoughts like "if i don't step on that specific stone i will get hit by a car." but recently she has been eating very very little at lunch at school. this has worsened as she used to get a plate of salad things and a decent sized bowl of fruit but now she just has a few mouthfuls of lettuce. after weeks of me trying to help her, she finally opened up to me today about how her behaviors is to do with her OCD. she says she feels that when she eats the rest of her day is much worse, like bad events become more frequent. she says she knows that these thoughts are in her head but can't take the risk. she is persistent in saying that she eats a lot at home and that she is getting enough nutrition, however i have noticed in the past 6-12 months that she has lost weight and recently she felt very dizzy and ill when we were outside for pe. is it possible that she is right about these things being linked (and if so how can i help her?) or is she trying to hide an eating disorder like anorexia? any comments are appreciated
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