Video:How to Tell if Your Teen Is Anorexicwith Patricia O'Laughlin
Learn how to tell if your teen is anorexic so that you can get your child the help he/she needs to deal with this disease. Here are some tips on how to tell if your teen is anorexic.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Tell if Your Teen Is AnorexicHow can I tell if my teen is anorexic? There are three signs that mean your teen might be anorexic.
Baggy Clothes May Be a Sign Your Teen Is AnorexicThe first sign is your teen is losing a lot of weight. Their clothes might be more baggy on them. Or, they might be wearing larger sweaters and baggier pants to hide the fact that they are losing weight. This is one of the main signs of anorexia.
Increased Interest in Exercise May Be a Sign Your Teen Is AnorexicThe second sign is they talk more about exercise, they do more exercise, they talk more about their body image or they talk more about other people’s body image. They also put more emphasis on food and at meal times you notice they don’t engage in eating in the same way they used to.
Changes in Mood May Be a Sign Your Teen Is AnorexicThe third sign is that they get irritated easy and are moody. They might also cry a lot and go to their room, and want to spend time alone. I know having a teen with anorexia is difficult. Please try to get them help and support as soon as you can.
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