Adolescents Category

Blogs Regarding Adolescents

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Which Stressors Are Unique to Adolescents?

Eating disorders can come in many forms, born from various underlying causes that lead to the person developing a disordered relationship with their eating habits. When discussing different age groups and what contributes to their condition, it is important to consider factors unique to the person and their life. When comparing fully grown adults with …

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At What Ages Do Eating Disorders Begin?

Discovering that you or someone you may know has developed an eating disorder is difficult for anyone. While many may be aware of certain eating disorders, they know little about the intricacies of such conditions besides “someone eats too much or too little.” So many more factors are at play in an eating disorder, and …

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What Causes an Eating Disorder?

Written by Kate Fisch, LCSW – AVP of Clinical Partnerships, Eating Disorder Network What Does Biopsychosocial Mean? There are various factors that contribute to the development of an eating disorder. The easiest way to categorize these factors is by using the Biopsychosocial Model. This model examines the interconnection between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors and …

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Refuting Common Eating Disorder Myths

Written by Kate Fisch, LCSW – AVP of Clinical Partnerships, Eating Disorder Network Not only are there several different types of eating disorders, but they also generally don’t look how they do in the textbooks and can present in various ways. Additionally, eating disorder myths are not only pervasive but can also be incredibly harmful. …

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How to Talk to Your Teen and What to Do After an Eating Disorder Diagnosis

An eating disorder diagnosis can be a scary and emotional time for your teen and your family. After the initial flurry of activity associated with an eating disorder diagnosis passes and a plan is in place, parents and families are often left with questions on how to best support their loved ones struggling through eating …

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7 Hidden Signs of Eating Disorders

What to Look For If You Think Your Child May Have An Eating Disorder Many people think of eating disorders as a teenage problem. The adolescent years are a time of change and growth, which can make them susceptible to developing eating disorders. Yet, many children develop disordered eating patterns before their adolescent years. If …

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Happy Teens

Back to School During Eating Disorder Recovery

Back to School While Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery Returning to school while maintaining recovery from an eating disorder can be both overwhelming and challenging. We, at Toledo Center, are here and ready to help. Our mission is to support and accommodate our clients and families by providing a flexible environment that offers a programming structure …

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Eating Disorders Are More Common For Transgender Youth

Historically, eating disorders have been associated with young, heterosexual females. However, we are now beginning to recognize that body image issues and eating disorders affect all demographic backgrounds. Eating disorders are a serious, and sometimes deadly, mental health condition that appear among all socio-economic statuses, sexual orientations, and ethnic backgrounds. In particular, the rates of …

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Adolescent Girls

My child has an eating disorder, what do I do?

While many eating disorders develop during adolescence and early adulthood, it is not uncommon for them to occur during childhood. According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, eating disorders occur in nearly three percent of all individuals 13-18-years old. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics has noted eating disorders are increasingly being …

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