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Tips to Protect Teens from Eating Disorders

Today begins a national awareness week for eating disorders. It’s estimated that 30 million Americans (20 million women and 10 million men) have struggled with an eating disorder at some point over their lifetime. Eating disorders can affect people of every age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic group. They are a serious illness; in fact, eating disorders are the

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Signs That Your Teen May Have an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders frequently emerge during adolescence, but often, the symptoms aren’t what parents might expect. Unfortunately, many eating disorders go undetected and untreated because parents don’t recognize the warning signs. General Information about Eating Disorders An eating disorder occurs when eating habits or food-related behavior cause significant distress or impairment in someone’s life. Eating disorders include: Anorexia. Teens with anorexia

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Teen Eating Disorders: Prevention, Signs, and Tips for Moving Forward

In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. If you would like more information about these specific disorders, visit the National Eating Disorders website. Eating disorders are not a phase or lifestyle choice, but rather serious, life-threatening conditions

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Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia: When Your Teen Supports Eating Disorders

Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia might sound like some kind of support for a sports team player or maybe a political association, but in actuality, it is a movement that encourages teens and young women to embrace eating disorders as a lifestyle choice. Ana is short for anorexia and Mia is short for bulimia. These groups promote self-starvation, avoiding treatment for eating

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