According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD or simply body dysmorphia) is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one’s appearance. The disorder frequently comes along with eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, however, an individual may experience body dysmorphia … Read moreBody Dysmorphia: Explained By a Sufferer
As a parent of a child with an eating disorder, you’ve probably experienced a range of difficult emotions since discovering that your son or daughter has a life-threatening problem with food. Fear, sadness, anger, guilt, disbelief—it’s hard to watch the child you’ve raised from an infant struggle with something as serious as anorexia, bulimia or … Read moreRehabilitation for Eating Disorders: Getting Started
Parents know that talking to teenagers is sometimes difficult. A conversation about an eating disorder might prove especially challenging to navigate. To help you prepare, here are our tips for starting an eating disorder conversation with your daughter or son.
Eating disorders in children are often accompanied by a wide variety of physical, behavioral and psychological warning signs. However, it’s important to understand that the presence of these symptoms in your child does not necessarily indicate an eating disorder. That said, here’s an overview of common eating disorder signs and symptoms organized by category.