A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: teenage eating disorder?
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Dr. Glen Elliott answered
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not age dependent: Eating disorders can occur at any age; no "teenage" eating disorder. Anorexia, bulimia, overeating, & pica are common problems that can occur during teen years. Anorexia is severe calorie restriction and/or overexercise leading to dangerously low body weight; bulimia is binging and purging; excessive eating least to obsesity; pica is eating non-food substances such as dirt or paint chips.
Answered on Apr 11, 2016
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