Caring for the adolescent

Adolescence is a time of great change for a young person. This can be a stressful time as they experience physical changes and are subject to social and educational pressures. Adolescence is the commonest age of onset for eating disorders. The adolescent child may begin to restrict their eating and increase their exercise as a means of regaining a sense of control over their lives. The adolescent child who has an eating disorder can seem very distant from you but the truth is that they do need you.

Suggestions for post topics; recognising the difference between adolescent behaviour and eating disorder behaviours, feeling as if you are treading on eggshells when you are around them, physical changes to look out for,  who has helped you, involving the school, managing exams, involving their friends, telling the wider family, changes in care after they turn 18, monitoring eating behaviours when they are at school/college, camhs, keeping communication going.

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