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While it’s normal for teens to worry about their bodies, it may put them at risk of developing an eating disorder. Young women who have a poor self-view are at a higher risk for eating disorders.
Eating disorders are very serious because they change a person’s eating habits. An eating disorder may start when a person becomes fixated on food. Or they may worry about body weight and shape.
Binge Eating Disorder
If you’re afraid that someone you care about has an eating disorder, it’s important to talk to them about it. Don’t avoid it with hopes that they will overcome it. An eating disorder is a mental health condition that needs to be addressed.
The Mayo Health Clinic offers these topics to talk about:
Do you have any further questions about eating disorders or any other mental health conditions? Reach out to us at BHQualityImprovement@bcbsnm.com
Originally published September 19, 2018; Revised 2020
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