By the time kids come to see me in the ER with depression, things are usually pretty bad. Yet, I see it all the time, just about every shift I work. Often kids present with the physical symptoms that can be associated with depression—refusal to eat, fatigue, overeating, poor concentration, etc. Why are so many of our young people so unhappy?
Fostering Healthy Body Image And Weight In Your Pre-Teen Or Teen
Hope for Teens with Anorexia | Psychology Today
Obesity affects as many as 30 percent of American children and adolescents, according the report by the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry. Poor eating in childhood can lead to health problems including diabetes and even heart disease. Teenagers make many of their own food choices, such as snacks at the mall or meals at school. Because many of their options are unhealthy, teens need guidance on how to make wise food choices. Teenage bodies need important nutrients to facilitate growth and development. They need a balanced diet with lean protein, low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Each meal should have several if not all forms of food from major food groups.
Dealing with Teen Depression
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Being healthy is really about being at a weight that is right for you. The best way to find out if you are at a healthy weight or if you need to lose or gain weight is to talk to a doctor or dietitian, who can compare your weight with healthy norms to help you set realistic goals. If it turns out that you can benefit from weight loss, then you can follow a few of the simple suggestions listed below to get started. Weight management is about long-term success.