Parents encourage their children to develop healthy eating habits, but extreme changes in a child’s behavior or attitude towards food could be a warning sign of an eating disorder.
In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. Wayne Nguyen, director of psychiatry at CHOC, and Dr. Alexandra Roche, division chief of adolescent medicine at CHOC, discuss:
- Warning signs of eating disorders
- What to do if you suspect a family member or friend has an eating disorder
- How the CHOC multidisciplinary team approach to treating eating disorders benefits CHOC patients and their families
- How CHOC’s Mental Health Services will further support adolescents who are struggling with an eating disorder
If you have concerns regarding your child’s eating habits and/or weight, talk to your pediatrician. Ask about the possibility of an eating disorder, and request a referral to a psychologist. CHOC partners with a number of organizations to make sure all our patients’ and families’ needs are met.
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