A 46-year-old member asked:
what are signs of an eating disorder in a teen?
2 doctor answers
Dr. William Holmes answered
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Weight, Body Image: Teens with eating disorders will often be overaly preoccupied with issues related to wieght and body image. They may be secretive about the way they deal with food. There may be self-induced vomiting, excessive laxative use, or unhealthy approaches to food. If a teen is losing weight to the point of being unhealthy, an eating disorder should be suspected if possibilities have been ruled out.
Answered on Jan 2, 2015
Dr. Julie O'Toole answered
35 years experience Pediatrics
They are many: 1. Social isolation 2. Preoccupation with food and calories and fat in food 3. Weight loss 4. Angry response to questions about eating more 5. Excessive conversation about weight/fitness/size etc.
Answered on Dec 8, 2012
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