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5 Signs That Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder

Our society is obsessed with fitness and diets so it might be hard for a parent to distinguish the difference of whether their teen wants to be healthy and fit or whether she has an eating disorder.

“Unfortunately diet-culture, the thin ideal standard of beauty, and disordered eating habits are prevalent in our society. However, if you suspect that your teen may be struggling with an eating disorder it is critical that you reach out to a treatment professional-preferably one who specializes in eating disorders-who can properly assess them. It is also important to note that you cannot determine whether an individual is struggling with an eating disorder based upon their weight. Eating disorders do not discriminate and those who are struggling may come in all shapes and sizes.”

Read this and learn a few common signs that can help you make sure that your child is not struggling with an eating disorder.

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