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Age-Specific Concerns : Adolescents and Teens : Children's Health : Eating Disorders

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    • Anorexia Nervosa in Children

      Anorexia nervosa (AN) is eating disorder that is a form of self-starvation. A child or teen with AN has abnormally low body weight, a distorted body image, and an intense fear of gaining weight.

    • Beating an Eating Disorder

      Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia have risen steadily to affect nearly 10 million women (and 1 million men).

    • Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents

      Bulimia nervosa is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing) usually followed by self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, enemas, or medications in an attempt to control weight.