Eating Disorders In Adolescents: A Case Study

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Introduction
The years of adolescence is a challenging time for many families because the adolescence years are the times when young people start to develop a system of values, try to find a sense where they belong, and explore into beliefs that are different from their parents. Many adolescents struggle with depression and anxiety and substance abuse because adolescents are more susceptible to different types of pressure. These pressures are due to their surroundings, family, and friends. Adolescents are at an age in which they are vulnerable. Being this vulnerable can lead them down into crossroads while trying to find out who they are, their purpose and where they belong. With a stigma of being rebellious and destructive, many mental illnesses among adolescents are overlooked and looked at as rebellious behavior. Many of these adolescents go untreated and left out in the unforgiving pressures of life.
Health issue and targeted population
The health issue that is going to be further explored is eating disorders in adolescents. This certain group is being targeted because they are more susceptible to different types of pressure. These pressures are due to their surroundings, family, and friends. Adolescents are at an age in which they are vulnerable. Being this vulnerable can lead down into a crossroads where, teens
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Eating disorders fall into the category of mental health because eating disorders are serious and life- threatening psychological disorders. This is a condition that can affect an individual's emotional and physical health (NEDA, 2013). Eating disorder symptoms are associated to the individual’s impairment in their quality of life. This impairment in quality of life is associated with mental difficulties such as depression, anxiety, substance misuse, and personality disorders (Allen et al.,

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