Eating Disorders

Teen eating disorders can have a devastating toll on adolescents especially teen girls. The exact cause of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder is really unknown. However, there are certain things that put teens at risk of developing eating disorders.

For example:
  • Stress or trauma
    Teens who are vulnerable to stress through relationships or family difficulty might trigger an obsession with losing weight, dieting and being thin.

  • Societal pressure
    Modern Western culture tends to place a premium on being physically attractive and having a slim body. Even with a normal body weight, teens can easily develop the perception that they're fat. This can trigger an obsession with losing weight, dieting and being thin especially for teen girls.

  • Low self-esteem
    Teens who have low self-esteem might use their eating habits or weight loss to achieve a sense of stability or control.

  • Physical activities
    Participation in activities that value leanness such as wrestling, running and ballet can increase the risk of teen eating disorders.

  • Genetics and Biological
    Family genetics might make some teens more likely to develop eating disorders. Personality traits such as perfectionism, anxiety or rigidity might also play a role.
At Bayridge we have a wonderful, caring team of professionals that just focus on working with teens struggling with their relationship with food.


How does Bayridge Help?

We help individuals develop a healthy relationship with food and weight. In our therapy program you will develop tools that will help you manage and reduce these obsessive thoughts. You will uncover why you are misusing food.

Together we are going to get your brain working FOR you instead of against you. Together, through Cognitive Behavioural therapy, you will learn how to change your self-sabotaging craving brain.

A simple phone call will connect you to your therapist. They will greet you and walk with you every step of the way.

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