Eating Disorders

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), 95% of those who have an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 and 25. Researchers have found that 80% of 13-year-olds have attempted to lose weight.

For this 6-part series, Susan Mengden, PhD, Clinical Director at the Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio, will help parents to understand the following:

  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Behaviors associated with different types of eating disorders
  • Prevalence of co-morbid disorders
  • Predisposing factors
  • Treatment programs

Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on July 15, 2011.

*Note: You must be able to access YouTube to view these videos. Some organizations limit access to this video-sharing website.

  • Clarity Child Guidance Center is the only nonprofit mental health treatment center for kids ages 3 to 17 in South Texas. Our staff of children’s mental health professionals is the largest in the region. When a child is in crisis, we work with families to get much needed treatment regardless of their ability to pay.

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