Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.




March 2010

Teenage Eating Disorders, Too Common In the US

by Staff, on anorexia, anorexia nervosa, at risk, at risk blog, at risk youth, at risk youth blog, bulimia, bulimia nervosa, eating disorder, eating disorders, lose weight, teen weight, teenage eating, Teenage Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are very common in the United States, too common according to the statistics. Now we have a major problem with teenage eating disorders. On average 1 out of 50 teenagers has an eating disorder. To get things clear, eating disorder is not someone trying to lose weight by trying to eat less than usual; eating disorders are very extreme eating behaviors. A simple example of mental side of…



March 2010

Bulimia: Binge/ Purge Cycle

by Staff, on binge eating, binge/purge cycle, bulimia, bulimia nervosa, eating disorder, purging, seminars, teenage disorder

Bulimia or also known as Bulimia Nervosa is another psychological condition of eating disorder. It is very common in young people or in teens. The main characteristics of Bulimia is that they induced vomiting on their selves after eating a heavy meal just to get rid of the calories of the foods that they ingest, thus preventing weight gain. Person with bulimia experiences the cycle termed as binge/purge cycle…



July 2008

Compulsive Overeating

by Staff, on anorexia nervosa, bulimia, Compulsive Overeating, eating disorder, overeating, purge

There is a certain type of eating disorder that is so unlike bulimia and anorexia nervosa. This eating disorder, called Compulsive Overeating, is characterized by an individual's addiction over food. It stems from stress, low self-esteem, and a need to turn to foods for comfort over emotions that cannot be addressed or dealt with. The individuals who have this particular disorder tend to feel inadequate and as such, they use…



April 2008

Questions to test bulimia

by Staff, on binge, bulimia, bulimia nervosa, eating disorder, pruge

Questions to ask to test if your kid has bulimia: Is she obsessed with the way she look, particularly her weight and body? Is she afraid when she starts eating, and eventually she won't be able to stop? Does food and dieting rule her life? Does she feel guilty, depressed and ashamed after she eats? Does she vomit or take laxatives to control her weight?…



March 2008

Binging vs. overeating

by Staff, on binge, bulimia, bulimia nervosa, eating disorder, purge

Binging and overeating are different. These are the reasons: > Binge episodes happens regularly, at lest twice each week in a span of six months. > Individuals who binge feel upset during the process. The emotional overthrow completes a binge meal. >Binging people do not eat in public. For such individuals, eating is a private behavior rather than sharing it with family and friends. >Binge eaters eats because…



March 2008

Eating disorder test

by Staff, on anorexia, bulimia, eating disorder, eating disorder test

This could be a very helpful to know whether you have an eating problem or not. Take note that this does not exactly conclude a diagnosis. Professional consultation is still recommended: Do you make yourself sick because you feel uncomfortably full? _ No Sometimes __ Often Do you worry you have lost control over your food consumption? _ No Sometimes __ Often Have you recently lost more than 15 lbs. in a 3 month…