Experts say an emerging pattern of obsessive food rules and ritualized eating behaviors can have negative consequences.
In the era of gym selfies and social media filters, we are constantly flooded with messages about how we should look. Can that affect a young girl’s body image? Yes, according to research, and so can these other influences.
Recognizing the problem is often the hardest (yet most important) first step in treating disordered eating. Psychologist Leslie Heinberg, PhD, shares the physical and emotional signs to look for — and tips for intervening.
If you think your teen may have an eating disorder, it’s time to talk to the doctor. Early detection is key and you’re the first line of defense.