Adolescence can be a risky period in terms of mental health. This is so because while the teenage brain is maturing, adolescents are also facing a lot of challenges and changes in a short period of time. Promoting good teenage mental health begins at home and a parent or guardian’s love and support goes a … Read moreRehabilitation for Eating Disorders: Getting Started
How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder Right now someone in the United States is realizing for the first time that a loved one—a teenage son or daughter—is struggling with an eating disorder. Perhaps there were warning signs along the way, or maybe the revelation hit all at once. Either way, there’s no denying the … Read moreHow to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder
Eating Disorder Warning Signs in Adolescents 30 million. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), that’s how many people – of all ages, genders and ethnicities – suffer from an eating disorder in the United States alone. While this figure is already alarming enough, the ANAD also reports that eating … Read moreDoes My Child Have an Eating Disorder?
Can My Child be Anorexic But Not Underweight? Parents often worry about anorexia, but if their child isn’t underweight most won’t realize that an eating disorder has already started. Some experts have even noted an increase in “normal weight” teens being admitted to hospitals for eating disorder treatment. They can already be suffering from the … Read moreCan My Child be Anorexic But Not Underweight?