Common Types of Eating Disorders in Teens and How to Recognize Them as a Parent

Eating disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in teenagers. The tremendous desire to fit in coupled with a need for validation and approval can cause many teens to become fixated on their appearance. In the era of Instagram models and influencers who are paid to be pretty, children are now being taught at a very early age that appearance matters most in the world.

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How to Support a Child with an Eating Disorder

Guest post contributed by Dixie Somers

Anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating are the most common types of eating disorders. If your child has an obsession with food, overeats, eats very little, vomits after eating and/or eats in secret, he or she may have an eating disorder. There are several things you can do to help your child.

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