5 doctors weighed in:
Is it normal for children to have a "bulimic" phase in their early teens?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
It is normal for preteens and teenagers to have issues with body image and social stressors.
A bulimic phase is an immediate concern and needs to be addressed. It is a cry for help and needs to be addressed quickly.

In brief: No
It is normal for preteens and teenagers to have issues with body image and social stressors.
A bulimic phase is an immediate concern and needs to be addressed. It is a cry for help and needs to be addressed quickly.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Some early teens may try it once or twice, often at the urging of a peer, and give it up; but, it is not a "usual" behavior that can be safely ignored. Typically, once a teen has started engaging in this cycle, it proves quite difficult to give up and requires experienced professional help to stop it.

In brief: No
Some early teens may try it once or twice, often at the urging of a peer, and give it up; but, it is not a "usual" behavior that can be safely ignored. Typically, once a teen has started engaging in this cycle, it proves quite difficult to give up and requires experienced professional help to stop it.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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