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Understanding eating disorders in adolescence

Learn more about eating disorders

A person with an eating disorder:

  • Has extreme concerns about weight and shape
  • Engages in dysregulated weight control behaviors such as,
    • Restricting intake/severe dieting
    • Over-exercising
    • Binge-eating
    • Vomiting
    • Using laxatives

How do eating disorders start?

Vulnerable individuals (often anxious or perfectionistic) with low self-esteem + stress + dietary changes (eg ‘eating healthy’) or weight control measures (dieting or exercising) ... an eating disorder. Many people do not realize how dangerous it is for adolescents to diet or lose weight. The developing brain needs its normal dose of nutrition!

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