Teenagers and Eating Disorder Treatment: Keeping up in School

Teenagers and Eating Disorder Treatment: Keeping up in School

Many teenagers are affected by the mental illnesses known as binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, and anorexia nervosa. It is more common than you might think. Because of the manner of the illness, it is important to seek professional help. Treatment for these illnesses will differ from child to child based on the severity of their disorder. This may require inpatient or outpatient hospital care as assessed by your child’s doctor. Teenagers may be concerned about missing out on their normal life due to being in treatment, so be sure to encourage on how important it is that they prioritize the treatment. While going through treatment, it may be advisable to allow the child to stop their schoolwork for a while. It is likely that their academics have already suffered from the disorder. Now they need time for healing and the absence of extra stress. At a later time, you can reintroduce their school work with the help of a tutor to get caught up with the other students. The earlier that you can help your child get treatment, the more likely he will be able to have a full recovery. Securing his recovery has much promise for a successful life.

Key Points:

  • 1Frequently students with eating disorders