Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders can develop during any stage in life but typically appear during teenage years or young adulthood. Disorders are either physical (irregular hormone functions, genetics) or psychological (low self-esteem, negative image). The cause can be contributed to disturbed family relations, traumas, cultural dictation, peer pressure (for example to perform well at school), stressful transitions in life or professions requiring thin bodies (modelling, ballet), etc. Most common forms of eating disorders are classified as Anorexia (unrealistic perception of the body, obsessive fear of weight gain), Binge Eating (compulsive overeating, risk of obesity) and Bulimia (binge eating in combination with vomiting and/or excessive exercise).

Do you think your child might have or develop an eating disorder? Get to know the symptoms first.

Symptoms of Eating Disorders:

  • Constant weight fluctuations
  • Obsession with calories and food
  • Hiding food, eating secretly
  • Depression or lethargic state
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Chronic nausea, vomiting, headaches
  • Depression

Do you recognise one or more of these signs? Request an intake interview today.

Need help for an eating disorder in teens and young adults?

Yes We Can Youth Clinics can effectively treat teens & young adults struggling with either type eating disorder hence their BMI has not as yet reached a level in which hospitalisation is eminent.

Interested to learn more about Yes We Can Youth Clinics and our intake procedure? Please send us an email using our contact form.

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