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.
- 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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