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Eating Disorders in Children and Teens

Eating disorders can cause serious health problems for children and teens. Here is what to watch for.

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The excess weight caused by binge eating puts your son or daughter at risk of these health problems:

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • type 2 diabetes

Treating binge eating

Treatments include the following:

  • behavioral therapy
  • medications, including antidepressants
  • psychotherapy

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Reviewed on April 14, 2007

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