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Last reviewed: May 2018

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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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Nutrition in Adolescent Girls | myVMC

Adolescence is the transition period between childhood and adulthood, typically between the ages of 10 and 13 years in girls. Adolescence is characterised by the growth spurt, a period of rapid growth. During this time, physical changes affect the body's nutritional needs, while changes in one's lifestyle may affect eating habits and food choices.

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Adolescents: advice for parents -

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.

Read more on Eating Disorders Victoria website

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 or sometimes someone who is 12 if puberty started early for them

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

Me Myself and I: Puberty information for everybody | Family Planning NSW

Family Planning NSWs premier resource about puberty for young people aged 8 to late adolescence.

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Endometriosis in adolescence | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Many adolescents experience discomfort with periods but more severe pain can be a symptom of endometriosis.

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Stages of puberty in girls (female puberty) information | myVMC

Puberty refers to maturation of the reproductive organs. In girls it causes puberty symptoms like breast, pubic and underarm hair growth, and menstruation.

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Neuromuscular conditions | Novita

While most forms of neuromuscular conditions become evident in early childhood, some others appear in late adolescence or adulthood

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