Recognizing Teenage Eating Disorders

Even though there has been a dramatic increase in teenage eating disorders, most parents still seem to have a hard time recognizing the early symptoms. The earlier you recognize these symptoms and get your child the help that they need, the less the likelihood is that they will suffer medical problems due to the damage that can occur as a result of their eating disorder.

One of the most obvious signs of teenage eating disorders is that your child will begin to show an unhealthy interest in the food and their weight. Often you will hear them talking about being fat and spending far too much time standing on the scale weighing themselves. In the case of Bulimia, you may notice that immediately after a meal, they end up in the bathroom vomiting the food they have just consumed. These are just a few of the most common signs that your child may have an eating disorder there are many more.

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