Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Young Children Not Immune From Eating Disorders

Eating disorders don't always wait until adolescence to appear. Young children who intentionally restrict their eating may have eating disorders as well, according to a study published in the October Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. But what actually prompts youngsters to develop eating disorders? Body dissatisfaction and especially body dissatisfaction coupled with depression are among the leading causes, according to a new study. To read more recent research on this topic, see the November 4th issue of Psychiatric News.

In-depth coverage of the etiology and treatments available for eating disorders can be found in the American Psychiatric Publishing book Clinical Manual of Eating Disorders.
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