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Adolescence

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Issues For adolescents

There are a number of issues which surface for the first time during adolescence which can play a factor in the development of an eating disorder.

Read more on Eating Disorders Victoria website

Dangers for adolescents

Because the period of adolescence is one of rapid growth and development, eating disorders are particularly dangerous for this age group as nutrition deficiency and malnutrition can interfere with crucial developments.

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Adolescents: advice for parents - myDr.com.au

Adolescence is often a difficult time for parent and child. Get some tips on parenting adoescents.

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Eating disorders & adolescents

While eating disorders can certainly affect males and females of all ages and backgrounds, the average age of onset for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and disordered eating takes place during adolescence. Although eating disorders are usually a result of a number of personal, environmental, psychological, biological and social factors, it seems that adolescents are the most at-risk group of people in developing an eating disorder, and this is due to a number of factors.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Adolescence - what's it about?

An adolescent (say ad-oh-less-ent) is a person who has gone through puberty but is not yet fully mature - in other words, a teenager.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Teen Health - Health Topics - Adolescence

Adolescence is the time when you begin changing from a kid to an adult. This doesn't happen overnight in fact it happens over several years.

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Understanding adolescence for families

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Facts and Statistics | Epilepsy Action Australia

Facts and Statistics of Epilepsy. Anyone can be affected by seizures but epilepsy is most frequently diagnosed in infancy, childhood, adolescence and old age.

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Beckers naevus - ACD

Beckers naevus is a birthmark that appears in adolescence or the twenties as a flat brown discolouration in which darker thicker hairs may later grow.

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Acne vulgaris - ACD

Acne is a very common skin condition that usually begins in adolescence. The hair follicle and its associated oil (sebaceous) gland become blocked and inflamed.

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