Treating Anorexia in Adolescents
Teenagers are especially vulnerable to eating disorders due to all the changes that are a natural part of development. Kids often change school, start to date, develop independence, and turn towards peers for support. Their bodies change and nutritional needs change. They are more on their own for meals. Many are involved in sport with variable nutritional needs to stay in energy balance. They naturally focus on appearance and grooming. This is why it’s so important that teenagers with eating disorders have the right support, including monitored meals when they start to develop symptoms.