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Eating Disorders and Anorexia Nervosa

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them. Eating disorders have long been a problem for children, teens and their families. This relapse information is presented with links to other sites that may offer additional information. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional. If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician, the resources listed or other professional in your area.

 

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Celiac Disease Present in 1% of 5-Year-Olds in Study

(The Nemours Foundation) Celiac disease results from a sensitivity to a dietary protein (called gluten) found in wheat and certain other grains. The immune system’s abnormal response to this protein causes damage to the lining of the intestine, interfering with...

Fighting Anorexia

Fighting Anorexia: No One to Blame Dec. 5, 2005 Newsweek issue – “The age of their youngest patients has slipped to 9 years old, and doctors have begun to research the roots of this disease. Anorexia is probably hard-wired, the new thinking goes, and the...

Feeding Disorders of Infants and Toddlers

Feeding Disorders of Infants and Toddlers: Infantile Anorexia  Alice Lawrence Penn State College of Medicine 2003   Feeding disorders can occur in infants secondary to many different causes. These disorders can lead to failure to thrive in the infant, and thus...

Relapse in Anorexia

Approaches to the Reduction of Relapse Rates in Persons with Anorexia Nervosa