EATING DISORDERS

  • Eating disorders are common among the young

  • commonly a way of coping with their problems and emotions

    TYPES OF EATING DISORDERS

  • Anorexia Nervosa (restrict the amount of food they eat thus losing weight)

  • Bulemia Nervosa(binge on large amounts of food and then purge)

  • Binge-Eating Disorder(eat large amounts of food in very short time but do not purge)

    RISK FACTORS

  • dieting

  • self-esteem issues

  • negative body image

  • A difficult experience

  • other struggles

HELPFUL RESOURCES/WEBSITES

KIDS HELP PHONE

NEDIC (NATIONAL EATING DISORDER INFORMATION CENTRE)

UNDERSTANDING EATING DISORDERS IN ADOLESCENTS

HOPEWELL-for Family and Friends