Teen Bulimia Nervosa: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Teen Bulimia Nervosa: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

The teen years are a time of major transitions, and it’s for that reason that teens are at increased risk for developing certain eating disorders, such as teen bulimia nervosa. Read More

What Is Night Eating Syndrome?

Night Eating Syndrome? Yes, It's A Thing - Paradigm San Francisco

Do you wake up hungry in the middle of the night? Do you find yourself sneaking nighttime snacks while everyone else in the house is sleeping? Do you skip breakfast in the morning because you’re still full from a late-night trip to the fridge? Read More

How to Help a Teen Suffering From Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa | Paradigm San Francisco

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects approximately 1 percent of young American women. This means that there are likely several, if not dozens, of young people at your teen’s school who are suffering from anorexia, depending on the size of the school. The disorder causes its victims to starve themselves. They usually restrict the food that they eat and some exercise obsessively, leading to severe weight loss and a host of complications. Whether it’s your teen or someone else’s, there are some steps you can take to help a teen dealing with this serious eating disorder. Read on for tips on how to help an adolescent who has anorexia nervosa. Read More

Helping Your Teen Develop a Positive Body Image

Positive Body Image | Paradigm San Francisco

Americans are in the midst of a crisis when it comes to weight: More than 2/3 of adults are overweight or obese, and this includes 1/3 of teenagers. Just as concerning, many teens have such a poor body image, whether or not they are overweight, that they fall into the cycle of endless dieting and, in some cases, eating disorders. Promoting a positive body image can help your teen stay not only physically healthy but also mentally healthy. Read on to find out ways to help your teen develop a positive body image. Read More

4 Types of Teen Eating Disorders And Getting Treatment

Teen Eating Disorders | Paradigm San Francisco

With more than 2/3 of the American population classified as either overweight or obese, food and dieting are often emotionally laden words for today’s teens. Whether or not your teenager is overweight, chances are good that he or she has been on a diet. Many such diets are unhealthy and not supervised by a parent or a doctor, and some teens have one or more eating disorders. There are several eating disorders that can affect teenagers, and since adolescents are still growing, it’s important to be alert to their signs and symptoms so you can get your child the treatment he or she needs. Take a look at these common teen eating disorders and some tips for what to do if you think your teenager might be affected by one of them. Read More