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.
If your teen is like most, their days are filled with media and they are bombarded by images of beautiful women and men. They are subconsciously told what society thinks is attractive. While there is no single cause of an eating disorder, the media contributes to an increased body dissatisfaction among teens and young adults.
Everywhere you look during the holidays, the highlight of many gatherings is coming together around a table full of food. While this might sound enjoyable to a lot of people, if you have a teenager suffering from an eating disorder, this overindulgent time of year might turn into a very stressful season.
The holidays are full of festivities that are centered around food. Many people enjoy this time of indulgence and fun, but for your teen in recovery from an eating disorder this season can be the most difficult time. It’s not just the celebrations that can trigger a relapse, but even certain gifts can cause them pain and send them back to their disorder.
Every parent hopes to avoid adolescent eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. The reality, though, is that eating disorders affect children of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups. The good news is that they’re treatable.
There are a lot of misconceptions about what causes eating disorders, and as a parent of a child who may be struggling with an eating disorder, it can be difficult to understand why this is happening to your child. How do eating disorders develop? In this blog post, you’ll find that there are many factors that may contribute to the problem.
Anorexia. Bulimia. Binge eating disorder. Eating disorders like these have many negative health consequences ranging from tooth decay, organ damage, malnutrition and even death. But, can an eating disorder cause hair loss or thinning hair?
As a parent of a child with an eating disorder, it can be hard to watch them struggle with something so serious. You may be asking yourself, “will my child’s eating disorder go away on its own?” or “what can I do to help my child recover?” Eating disorders will not solve themselves, however, treatment for eating disorders has come a long way and your child can recover and live a healthier and happier life with a long-term treatment plan.
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