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The danger of anorexia in adolescents: the brain shrinks and could be irreversible

One in five children and adolescents in the world suffers from eating disorders. Specifically in Spain, one in 20 minors suffers from bulimia or anorexia and 90% of them are women. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than half of disorders manifest before the age of 14 and 70% before the age of 18.

  1. Organize at least one family meal a day.
  2. Avoid normalizing diets.
  3. Be attentive and critical of changes in diet and eating style. Promotes autonomy, but with supervision.
  4. Modulates critical comments about physical appearance and criticism in general.
  5. Promotes your self-esteem.
  6. Demanding, but helpful.
  7. Don’t do what she can do alone.
  8. Teach her to be critical of the media.
  9. Maintain the family structure.
  10. Do not involve him in problems that do not concern him.

It will also be essential early detection in case of suffering. For this reason, professionals ask for attention to the main symptoms, such as changes in behavior, diet, exercise and weight.

The sooner TCA is detected, the sooner it can be resolved and the damage will be less.

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