Does Your Child Suffer From An Eating Disorder?
Children that are bullied over their size are more likely to develop psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, panic disorders, and eating disorders. 26% of sixth graders are bullied, teased, or rejected daily based on their size. This increases to 61% by high school. Additionally, obese children are 1.6 times more likely to be bullied by non-obese children.
Symptoms of eating disorders in children are similar to the symptoms that appear in teenagers and adults.Your child may have an eating disorder if they exhibit any combination of the following symptoms:
* sudden weight loss
* preoccupation with food
* wearing extra layers of clothing or loose clothing
* refusing to eat with other people
* refusing to eat certain foods, certain food groups (such as meat), or particular macronutrients (such as carbs)
* engaging in excessive exercise
* expressing concerns that they are “too fat”
* skipping meals and/or eating small portion sizes
I am here to help
If you are concerned your child has an eating disorder it’s important that you don’t try to deal with it on your own, oftentimes this can make the eating disorder worse. Contact me to discuss your concerns and schedule an evaluation. Tele-therapy phone sessions available.
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