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.
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