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What are signs of an eating disorder in a teen?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Julie O'Toole
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Julie O'Toole
Dr. Julie O'Toole
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