Eating disorders are all too common among adolescents. Often we think of anorexia or bulimia as the most common types of EDs and do not frequently think of obesity as being a symptom of binge eating disorder. These issues affect both males and females, and in past research, it has been shown that teens who [...] Read More
Binge eating disorder (BED) and obesity have common characteristics, but are not necessarily related. BED is an eating disorder that typically starts in late childhood/early adolescence and is a mental health disorder. Obesity, on the other hand, is a physical issue that all ages and populations can struggle with. Even though these issues can overlap, [...] Read More
Contributor: Libby Lyons, MSW, LCSW, CEDS, writer for Eating Disorder Hope. Childhood obesity can be related to various factors, social, family, sedentary lifestyle, increased food intake and genetics. Obesity in children is defined as being at a weight that is at or above 95% BMI for age. The American Academy of Pediatrics defines that childhood [...] Read More
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