Eating Disorders
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Here are some signs to look for if you suspect your child is suffering from an eating disorder:
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   Extreme weight change
   Skin rash and dry skin
   Loss of hair and nail quality
   Dental problems
   Unusual eating habits
   Hyperactivity and compulsive exercising
   Use 'of laxatives, diuretics, vomit inducers, and diet pills
   Distorted body image and denial
   Inability to think clearly
   Low sense of self-worth and self-control
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If you suspect your child is developing an eating disorder your first step should be to schedule an appointment with his or her doctor for a thorough physical examination. Provide the doctor with information concerning any of the above symptoms that you have observed. The doctor can then work with you and your child to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
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