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Eating disorders are associated with being unhappy
with the way your body looks and having low self-esteem.
Adolescents often become extremely concerned about their
bodies and their weight, which is understandable since dramatic physical
changes are occurring. Unrealistic media
images of the ideal body add to their concerns.
There are many ways
adults can help children and teens develop a healthy view of themselves and
reduce their risk for an eating disorder:
For more information on eating habits, see the topics Healthy Eating for Children and Weight Management.
information on eating disorders, see the topics Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating
Disorder, and Bulimia Nervosa.
August 25, 2011
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. Stewart Agras, MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
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