Defining and Identifying Anorexia Nervosa in Young Children

It is important to keep in mind that anorexia is the result of long term malnutrition not due to poor parenting. These patterns are often set in children while in upper elementary and middle school. Even if they are not reaching a medical crises level during this period, chance of recovery is greater if stopped before the child begins suffering physical damage or impaired thinking due to starvation and/or malnutrition.

 

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