When most people think about people who suffer from eating disorders, they tend to picture females. And, make no mistake, eating disorders in females are far more prevalent than they are in the male population. However, according to data from the National Institute of Mental Health, 10 million males will suffer from an eating disorder
As parents, few things can make us feel more isolated than finding out one of our own children is suffering from an eating disorder. However, teenage eating disorders are surprisingly common in the United States. Although most people choose not to speak openly about it, thousands of families across the country know what you’re going
After you decide to seek professional help for your child’s eating disorder, the next step is to figure out how you’ll pay for it. In this post, we’ll explore some of the most common ways people pay for eating disorder treatment.
Eating disorders are complex mental health problems that often include a host of underlying or co-occurring conditions. Make sure the members of the staff—with whom your child will interact—are not only kind and compassionate, but well trained to care for eating disorders in children.
Parents know that talking to teenagers is sometimes difficult. A conversation about an eating disorder might prove especially challenging to navigate. To help you prepare, here are our tips for starting an eating disorder conversation with your daughter or son.
When parents find out their child has an eating disorder, some experience intense feelings of guilt or responsibility for somehow causing the problem to develop. But, are these emotions really justified, or are we holding ourselves to an impossible standard?
Eating disorders in children are often accompanied by a wide variety of physical, behavioral and psychological warning signs. However, it’s important to understand that the presence of these symptoms in your child does not necessarily indicate an eating disorder. That said, here’s an overview of common eating disorder signs and symptoms organized by category.
You might be wondering what the term “co-occurring disorder” means when used in reference to eating disorders. When people suffer from an eating disorder, often-times there might also be other psychological conditions as well, such as depression and anxiety. These can be a result of the eating disorder or a coping mechanism to help a
Despite the visibility of the struggles of eating disorders becoming more prevalent in main-stream media, the myths and misconceptions about eating disorders still do exist. Children and teens who suffer eating disorders without proper education will believe these myths, simply because of lack of proper information. This may compromise a potential recovery and put their
Adolescent Growth is a family owned and operated treatment center for teens aged 12-17. Since our inception we have proudly held the Gold Seal of Accreditation from the Joint Commission, an internationally recognized accreditation body. We specialize in treating teens with mental health disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders