Eating & Eating Disorders
Learn about the different types of eating disorders and how to recognize the most commons signs.
About Eating Disorders
When most people think of an eating disorder, what comes to mind is a painfully thin young woman who eats almost nothing. But not everyone with an eating disorder appears underweight, and not all are women.
There are several different kinds of eating disorders. Three of the most common eating disorders in children and adolescents are anoxeria nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
Extreme dieting or overeating and intense focus on weight are some of the most common signs that a child or teenager might have an eating disorder.
If you think your child may have an eating disorder, it’s important to talk to their doctor as soon as possible.
Eating Disorder Basics
A lot of kids worry about how they look. It can be hard to tell the difference between normal behavior and an eating disorder. But parents can keep an eye out for signs of unhealthy eating habits and learn when it makes sense to intervene.
Eating Disorders in College
The college years are when young people are most at risk of developing an eating disorder.
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Treatment for Eating Disorders
The latest treatments for eating disorders focus on helping kids change unhealthy eating habits, with lots of support from their families.
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