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Treatment of Eating disorder for teens

Eating disorder is particularly seen in the teenagers and mostly in girls as compared to the boys. A person with an eating disorder “typically starves himself” to lose weight. Though the exact cause of this disorder is not clear, this disorder is said to be a combination of various factors like genetics, physiological and social. The cause of eating disorder in teenagers is majorly the concern about their own appearance and weight and because of self-consciousness. Eating disorder can result in severe “physical health problems” and “other medical complications”. Therefore, the treatment of eating disorder for teens needs to be undertaken timely, if suspected for an eating disorder. 

The treatment of eating disorder for teens largely includes “medical supervision”, “nutritional counseling” and “therapy”. The doctor needs to deal with the teen’s perception of his own ‘body size and shape and eating habits”. The “Psychological and medicinal treatments” are widely used for treating the eating disorder in teens. The teens, those are “severely malnourished” needs to be “immediately hospitalized” for “stabilizing his medical condition”. 

The treatment of eating disorder for teens also includes therapy or counseling, which plays an important role in treating the eating disorder. This helps the affected to see that he is in a normal body shape and needs no dieting. The group therapy provides in boosting the self-confidence of the teen in overcoming his eating disorder.  

It is very important for the parents to induce proper eating habits and self-confidence in their teens about their looks, from the start to prevent eating disorder in their teens.

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