Anorexia and Food Refusal in Children "Eating Disorders in children and adolescents represent potentially life-threatening, debilitating conditions that impede physical, emotional, and behavioral growth and development. If treated soon after onset, childhood and adolescent eating disorders have a relatively good prognosis; however, if not treated, they may become chronic conditions by adulthood with devastating and sometimes irreversible medical, behavioral, and emotional consequences (Robin, Gilroy, and Dennis, 1998, pp421)." Feeding problems and eating disturbances in toddlers and early school age children are not particularly rare. They occur in 25%-40% of the population (Kerwin, 1999). However, severe eating disturbances requiring treatment occur in only 3%-10% of young children (Kerwin, 1999).
What is the best way to treat children with eating disorders? TYPES OF CHILDHOOD EATING DISORDERS In an article focusing on an overall description of eating disorders in children, by Bryant-Waugh and Lask (1995), they claim that in childhood there appears to be some variants on the two most common eating disorders found in adults, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. These disorders include selective eating, food avoidance emotional disorder, and pervasive refusal syndrome. Because so many of the children do not fit all of the requirements for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorder not otherwise specified, they created a general definition which includes all eating disorders, "a disorder of childhood in which there is an excessive preoccupation with weight or shape, and/or food intake, and accompanied by grossly inadequate, irregular or chaotic food intake" (Byant-Waugh and Lask, 1995). Furthermore they created a more practical diagnostic criteria for childhood onset anorexia nervosa as: (a)... ... middle of paper ... ... and Allied Disciplines 36 (3), 191-202.
1-95. Retrieved from http://drum.lib.umd.edu/bitstream/1903/11579/1/Jacobovits_umd_0117N_12229.pdf Merwin, S. (2010). Feeding disorders of infants and toddlers: A follow-up to the treatment of infantile anorexia. 1-28. Retrieved from http://aladinrc.wrlc.org/bitstream/handle/1961/9378/Merwin,%20Stephanie%20- %20Spring%20%2710.pdf?sequence=1
Eating disorders can harm the heart, digestive system, bones, and teeth and mouth, and lead to other diseases. Eating disorders often develop in the teen and young adult years, although they can develop at other ages. With treatment, you can return to healthier
The detection of conception in anorectic patients is often delayed, and the consequences can be severe (Bonne, Rubinoff and Berry 1995). The course of pregna... ... middle of paper ... ...: A Review and Clinical Implications.” International Journal of Eating Disorders. 1993 Jan; Vol. 13(1): 41-48. Lacey, J.H., and Smith, G. “Bulimia Nervosa: The Impact of Pregnancy on Mother and Baby.” British Journal of Psychiatry.
Body imagine and disordered thoughts on eating among adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis Introduction: In order to orient the reader, the introduction will provide an overview of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and eating disorders in the general population. This will then be followed by a consideration of both physiological and psychosocial aspects that may offer insight into factors that may make individuals with CF more vulnerable to developing disordered eating thoughts and behaviors in CF. Background to problem: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disorder that is associated with respiratory and digestive problems and consequently inadequate nutrition and poor growth. Poor nutritional status has been associated with decreased survival rate in those with CF (Schechter, 2003). It is reported that 85% to 95% of individuals with CF have pancreatic maldigestion and malabsorption of nutrients, particularly of dietary fats and fat-soluble vitamins (Moen, Nilsson, Andersson, Fagerland, Fluge & Hollsing, 2011).
Risks of having a picky eater • The first step towards caring for your child who is a picky eater is to determine the picky eating behavior early enough.1 • There are several problems which are associated with picky eaters. Therefore, when health experts can identify picky eating early, these children can be treated before the behavior persists too much. • Picky eating is associated with a wide range of health concerns as well as behavioral problems in children. • Health concerns related to picky eating include poor nutrition in children as well as being underweight. • On the other hand, behavioral problems related to picky eating include depression, tantrums, anxiety, increased aggression levels as well as somatic complaints.
Many studies show various contributing factors that may lead a person into the development of an eating disorder. An individual may become a victim of an eating disorder due to problems in their social or personal lives. The causes of eating disorders are not factors of just one specific situation, but can root from many areas of ones life. Studies have narrowed down what seems to be the most popular causes for a person to develop these eating disorders. Severe disorders in individuals’ eating habits can stem from many factors including but not limited to childhood and adulthood emotional, physical and sexual abuse, poor body image, substance abuse, and their living environment.
Eating disorders affect not only teens and adults but children as well. “The number of children under the age of twelve who are admitted to the hospital for eating disorders sky- rocketed over 19 percent from 1996-2006.” (Best-Boss, 2) Though they are hard to define, eating disorders are usually characterized by children denying anything this is wrong ev... ... middle of paper ... ...more disordered a person’s eating is the loss objective her view of her body. (Herin and Matsumoto 170) Works Cited 1. Best-Boss, Angie. The Everything Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders: The Information You Need to See the Warning Signs, Help Promote Positive Body Image, and Develop a Recovery Plan for Your Child.