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
Have you seen strange fluctuations with your teen lately? You’ve noticed the changes, the mood swings, the signs of erratic behavior. You may not be familiar with all of the signs yet, but you think it has something to do with substance abuse. Here is a comprehensive list of signs of drug addiction. Read through
An eating disorder can have debilitating and devastating consequences for your teen if left untreated. According to Web MD, there are three main types of eating disorders: Anorexia – Is your teen not eating enough calories, shunning anything that could add to her body weight, out of a great and irrational fear of getting fat?
The first step of any type of recovery program in Los Angeles for teens or adults is going to include detoxification from alcohol and or drugs. This is the time when the teen will be monitored and medically supervised to allow the drug toxins to be flushed from their system. Detox is simply a process
It can be difficult for parents and family members to understand that pre-teens and teens can have significant issues with body image. Situational awareness is a key asset and can help identify the signs and indicators of an unhealthy lifestyle before it gets out of hand. In some cases, parents can be focused on weight,
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