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Posts Tagged ‘adolescent eating disorders’

By On October 6th, 2016

Oklahoma Boy Lives With An Unusual Eating Disorder

Everyone has heard of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – the most common forms of eating disorders. But, eating disorders can actually take many different forms, some of which are less common than others. A young boy from Oklahoma City named Michael is struggling with one particularly unique form of an eating disorder, as…

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By On July 5th, 2016

New Treatment Option Shows Promise For Adolescents With Anorexia

Limiting the number of people involved in a teenager’s treatment for anorexia may help make treatment more effective. Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is currently the standard treatment for adolescents and teenagers struggling with anorexia, and involves the entire family into therapy sessions. That includes siblings and all other family members who live with the young person…

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By On June 17th, 2016

Commenting On A Child’s Weight May Do More Harm Than Good

Being a parent means having to make difficult choices. One of those choices you might have to make is whether to talk with an overweight child about weight. If you don’t say anything, there’s the chance you may miss the opportunity to correct unhealthy habits before they become a life-long health issue. But, more and…

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By On May 12th, 2016

The Scale May Not Be Best For Tracking Weight In Kids With ED

If you’re the parent of a child with an eating disorder, you already know how difficult it can be to try to monitor their weight. Every attempt to get them on a scale can be a battle which adds tension to the already stressful situation. Thankfully, researchers say there may be a better method for…

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By On March 17th, 2016

Schools Look to ‘Mindful Eating’ To Prevent Eating Disorders In Students

While teenage girls are typically who you think of when you think about anorexia or bulimia, eating disorders often develop even earlier in young people’s lives. However, some schools are using a technique known as mindful eating in an effort to prevent their students from developing eating disorders. The Washington Post recently explored how a…

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By On February 24th, 2016

Study Highlights Eating Disorder Differences Between Boys and Girls

Research has shown conclusively that teenage girls aren’t the only ones to experience eating disorders. Eating disorders affect men and women of all ages, and the myth that young women are the only people who might live with an eating disorder prevents many people from seeking treatment for their own disordered eating. While both men…

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By On October 23rd, 2014

Eating Disorders Start Earlier Than Previously Believed

A new study challenges many of the beliefs about eating disorders that are so prevalent in modern society. Typically, it is thought that eating disorder do not present themselves until after puberty, when social pressures about appearance can be strongest. But the new report says eating disorders can begin well before puberty and appear to…

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