CALL 800-781-8281 TO GET HELP NOW

Teen Eating Disorders Pose A Serious Threat

In this country there are hundreds of thousands of teens who have a serious eating disorder. Some studies estimate that 1 in 100 teenagers may have anorexia or bulimia. What's not surprising is the fact that a huge percent of the teens who have a disorder are girls.

However, more and more males are getting eating disorders as well. Puberty can be one reason a young teen will add a little extra weight, but they need to realize it's part of life. One study that was done says eating disorders are being developed by girls as young as 12!

Eating disorders keeping getting worse by the day. More and more parents are reporting that their teens may have an eating disorder. Anorexic's usually look at themselves in the mirror and no matter how skinny they are they just aren't skinny enough. It's literally like the see someone else, when in reality we se how they really are. Bulimia is when a person will eat, sometimes gorge themselves, and then later throw everything back up.

However, some parents may think their teens have an eating disorder when they really don't. If a teen goes on a diet and as a result gets skinnier, they probably don't have an eating disorder. However, if the teen doesn't understand when to stop, then this is when it may become a serious problem.

Listed below are some of the negative things eating disorders can do to the body:

  • Anorexia is usually accompanied by thinner hair or pale skin. One reason is the body is not receiving enough nutrients to even function.
  • Bulimia causes the persons throat and mouth to become sore and infected due to the constant vomiting.
  • Bulimia will also cause very severe tooth decay because of the acids that is found in the vomit that pass through the mouth.
  • Excessive exercise can cause the bodys heart and muscles to work on overtime.

Be sure to get help if you suspect you teen has an eating disorder. Eating disorders can and do cause death if it gets to an extreme level. If you need more detailed information go to www.nimh.nih.gov/health . Also if your teen is acting out and has a mild eating disorder we may be able to help. Call us today and see if there are eating and behavior centers near you.

FEELING STUCK? CONTACT US

Call 800-781-8281 or fill out the form below and we'll contact you ASAP.


Do you have an Aetna PPO insurance plan? Or is your child adopted from California? If so, you may qualify for financial assistance. Contact us today.

New Posts

Parent gives his thoughts about teen boot camps...

Read More...

(NEW!!) Guest Expert Dawn DiRaimondo, Psy.D


(New) Troubled Teens and Routines Read More...

(New) Troubled Teen Assessments Read More...

(New) Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Read More...

(New) Authority Problems Read More...

(New) Boarding Schools for Troubled Teens Read More...

(New) Boarding Schools for Troubled Teens in Colorado Read More...

(New) Cutting or Self-Harm Read More...

(New) Oppositional Defiant Disorder Read More...

(New) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Read More...

(New) Residential Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in Illinois Read More...

(New) Residential Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in Nevada Read More...

(New) Residential Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in Texas Read More...

(New) School Problems Read More...

(New) Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in Arizona Read More...

(New) Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in California Read More...

(New) Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in Colorado Read More...

(New) Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in Florida Read More...

(New) Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in Illinois Read More...

(New) Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in Nevada Read More...

(New) Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in New YorkRead More...

(New) Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in Ohio Read More...

(New) Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens in Orange County CA Read More...

(New) California Adoption Read More...

(New) Teens & Sexting Read More...

(New) Divorce and Teen Rebellion Read More...

(New) Christian Boot Camps.. Read More...

(New) Is Boot Camp Tough? Read More...

(New) Boot Camps & Boarding Schools Read More...

(New) Therapeutic Boarding School or Teen Boot Camp Read More...

(New) Therapeutic Schools for Boys Read More...

(New) What is a Summer Boot Camp for Teens? Read More...

(New) Are there any affordable schools or boot camps for troubled teens Read More...

(New) Are there any boarding schools, or boot camps for troubled boys Read More...

(New) Are there any military schools or boot camps for troubled girls Read More...

(New) Boot Camp School for Troubled Youth Read More...

(New) Is a military boarding school similar to a boot camp for troubled teen Read More...

(New) Is a military school for a troubled teen the same as a boot camp Read More...

(New) Is a school for troubled girls similar to a boot camp Read More...

(New) Is a school for troubled youth similar to a boot camp Read More...

(New) Which is better, boot camp or boarding school for a troubled teen Read More...

(New) What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Read More...

(New) Are there any Boot Camps for Kids? Read More...

(New) Are Wilderness Therapy Programs Effective? Read More...

(New) How Can I Find Help For My Troubled Teen? Read More...

(New) How Do I Find A Boot Camp For A Teenager? Read More...

(New) How Do I find A Boot Camp For Boys? Read More...

(New) What is the best way to find a troubled teen program? Read More...

Boot Camps In Specific CITIES

Los Angeles CA, Chicago IL, Washington DC San Francisco, Philidelphia PA, Boston MA Detroit MI, Dallas TX, Houston TX, Atlanta GA Miami FL, Seattle WA, Phoenix AZ, Minneapolis MN, Cleveland OH, San Diego CA, St Louis MO, Denver CO, Tampa FL, Pittsburgh PA, Portland OR, Sacramento CA, Kansas City MO, Milwaukee WI, Orlando FL, Indianapolis IN, San Antonio TX, Norfolk VA, Las Vegas NV, Columbus OH, Charlotte NC, New Orleans