Conditions and Treatments from the Eating Disorders Program

Childhood Obesity

Obesity occurs when a child is significantly over the ideal weight for her height. Like adults, children become obese when they eat more calories than they use. Obesity in children is determined by

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Anorexia Nervosa

Overview From TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” to celebrity diets and infomercials touting “two-minute abs,” America is obsessed with how we look. So it’s sad but not surprising that a negative body

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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge-eating disorder is a newly recognized condition believed to affect millions of Americans. Most people with binge-eating disorder have frequent episodes of eating what others would consider an

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Eating Disorder

From TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” to celebrity diets and infomercials touting “two-minute abs,” America is obsessed with how we look. So it’s sad but not surprising that a negative body image is

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Major Depression

Everyone, including children, goes through periods of feeling unhappy or listless. But if the feelings are very strong or persist for a long time, they might be caused by a medical problem. Major

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition in which a person has an unreasonable thought, fear, or worry that he/she tries to manage by performing

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Anxiety disorders

All children experience anxiety. In fact, some anxiety can help children make safe choices (not cross the street without looking both ways) and perform well (study before a big test). Anxiety is

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Bulimia Nervosa

It’s sad but true that a negative body image is not uncommon among today’s youth and teens, especially among girls. Sometimes, however, body image distortion and associated behaviors spiral out of

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Juvenile osteoporosis prevention and healthy bones

Our diagnostics center At Children’s, we evaluate bone density through our DXA Center (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry), which is the gold standard test in the industry

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