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Pediatric Eating Disorders

What You Need to Know

Eating disorders are serious mental health problems that can be life-threatening, so they require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder marked by self-starvation.

Bulimia Nervosa

A child with bulimia nervosa overeats or binges uncontrollably. They may also cause themselves to throw up or exercise too much.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are eating disorders?

Who gets anorexia and bulimia?

Can eating disorders in adolescents be prevented?

Meet the Providers Who Treat Eating Disorders

Departments that Treat Eating Disorders

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Eating Disorders Clinic

The Eating Disorders Clinic treats adolescents and teens with eating disorders.

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's National offers assessment, diagnosis and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders.

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Bone Health Program

Orthopaedists at Children's National offer world-renowned expertise and life-changing care, including surgery, for children at high risk for bone fracture.

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