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?
Body Dysmorphia: Explained By a Sufferer According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD or simply body dysmorphia) is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one’s appearance. The disorder frequently comes along with eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, however, an … Read moreBody Dysmorphia: Explained By a Sufferer
Orthorexia and Your Teen: Symptoms and Treatment A teen’s relationship with food can cause severe worry for any parent. If you think they may be suffering from orthorexia, you most likely have many questions about what this is and what it means for your child’s health. Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. It … Read moreOrthorexia and Your Teen: Symptoms and Treatment
Athletes and Their Increased Risk of Eating Disorders An eating disorder can begin with the simple good intention of getting healthy, but somewhere along the way it spirals out of control. Athletes are more prone to eating disorders because cutting weight or an excessive amount of exercise can be the start of the disorder. Even … Read moreAthletes and Their Increased Risk of Eating Disorders
How to Support Your Child During Eating Disorder Recovery Not being able to help your child can be one of the most difficult parts of parenting. If your teen has an eating disorder he or she will require specialized treatment along with your support in order to make a full recovery. But how can you … Read moreHow to Support Your Child During Eating Disorder Recovery
What You Should Bring to Eating Disorder Treatment The idea of sending your teenager to an eating disorder treatment center can bring up a lot of emotions – including anxiety. If you have already decided on a residential treatment program for your child, you probably have many questions as a parent. Knowing what they should … Read moreWhat You Should Bring to Eating Disorder Treatment