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Mild Eating Disorders Sign

Depression & Mild Eating Disorders lead to parental conflict. As the teenager begins asserting their independence. It is, therefore, difficult to establish whether the child is actually going through a phase or maybe showing signs of a more serious problem such as decrease consumption of food which may turn into  eating disorder. “Every weight loss program, no matter how positively it’s packaged, whispers to you that you’re not right. You’re not good enough. You’re unacceptable and you need to be fixed.”  Kim Brittingham.Teenage Depression & Mild Eating Disorder

Depression and mild eating disorder signs

Teenage Depression &  Mild eating Disorder

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Symptoms You may see in your child.

Mood Swings

  • They can be in a happy & sad mood that lasts for a long period.
  • They lose interest in activities that they enjoyed engaging in before.
  • They feel guilty and insignificant, and this makes them very sensitive to criticism.
  • The teen becomes hostile, irritable and is constantly angry.

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Behavioral Changes

  • Constantly complaints about pain such as stomachaches, headaches, and muscle pains.
  • Mild or severe eating disorders.
  • Excessive weight loss or gain.
  • Recurring suicidal and death thoughts.
  • Isolation secretive..Close their rooms so no one else can have access.
  • Exhaustion and loss of energy.
  • Withdrawal from family and friends

Teenage depression:  Below various ways teens act!

  • Drug and alcohol abuse – A depressed teenager may use these substances in an attempt to treat their depression, but instead this makes things worse.
  • Running away – They may run away from home or talk about it often. It is normally a cry for help.
  • Problems at school – Depression causes low energy and reduced concentration, and this may lead to no school attendance and poor grades.
  • Reckless behavior – Depressed adolescent may participate in dangerous activities such as careless driving, excessive drinking, and unprotected  sex.
  • Violence – Some mental ill  teens may become violent as a result of self-hatred and the desire to die.

These behaviors maybe linked to mild eating disorders. You child may develop eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating. This could be cause by many things making them unhappy. The media maybe a contributing factor these disorders as kids strive to fit in with a particular crowd. As a concerned Teacher, Parent or friend, you can help. One helpful way is seeking professional  help for them as soon as you notice.  Eating disorders can be treated.