An eating disorder is commonly defined as an all-consuming desire to be thin and/or an intense fear of weight gain. The most common eating disorders among adolescents are anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder.
Overeating related to tension, poor nutritional habits, and food fads are relatively common eating problems. Parents frequently wonder how to identify symptoms of anorexia nervosa and bulimia. These disorders are characterized by a preoccupation with food and a distortion of body image. Unfortunately, many teenagers hide these serious and sometimes fatal disorders from their families and friends.
Basic Information About Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders and Teens
Links to National Organizations that provide information about Eating Disorders
NEDA – National Eating Disorders Association
Links to articles on eating disorders
Resources for evaluation and/or treatment
The Renfrew Eating Disorder Treatment Facility – Specializes in treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illness. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient, and group therapy.
The Renfrew Center of Connecticut
1445 E Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
1 -800-RENFREW (736-3739)