Teens and Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa in Children

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is eating disorder that is a form of self-starvation. A child or teen with AN has abnormally low body weight, a distorted body image, and an intense fear of gaining weight.

Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents

Bulimia nervosa is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing) usually followed by self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, enemas, or medications in an attempt to control weight.

Emotional Eating: How to Cope

Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

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