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Do teens develop eating disorders?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Teens can frequently develop anorexia nervosa or bulimia because of the images they see on tv and in magazines.
This disorders are much more common in women than men.

In brief: Yes

Teens can frequently develop anorexia nervosa or bulimia because of the images they see on tv and in magazines.
This disorders are much more common in women than men.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The most common age of onset is around 18, often correlating with first year at college.
However adult onset eating disorders of anorectic type are rising in incidence. In my general interal medicine practice, i. Follow two woman. One is in her forties, has five kds. The second is in her thirties, was severely anorectic till had a baby girl. She is much healthier, but needs very regular f/u.

In brief: Yes

The most common age of onset is around 18, often correlating with first year at college.
However adult onset eating disorders of anorectic type are rising in incidence. In my general interal medicine practice, i. Follow two woman. One is in her forties, has five kds. The second is in her thirties, was severely anorectic till had a baby girl. She is much healthier, but needs very regular f/u.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
and the numbers of men with eating disorders are on the rise too. Thats why there is so much backlash against how women are portrayed in the media, movies and magazines. Eating disorder groups, inpatient hospitals and therapists exist to help them with this issue. Ask around.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Peer pressure strongly influences the behavior of teens, and the pressure to be thin can easily lead them into eating disorders.

In brief: Yes

Peer pressure strongly influences the behavior of teens, and the pressure to be thin can easily lead them into eating disorders.
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

This is one of the most common ages to develop eating disorders.
Peer pressure, false self image, poor eating habits, etc. All play a role in why many of our teens and young adults get caught up in the eating disorders. This can be a life-threatening condition and may require intensive psychological counseling.

In brief: Yes

This is one of the most common ages to develop eating disorders.
Peer pressure, false self image, poor eating habits, etc. All play a role in why many of our teens and young adults get caught up in the eating disorders. This can be a life-threatening condition and may require intensive psychological counseling.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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