Navigation Links
Malibu, CA Based Teen Drug and Mental Health Program, Paradigm Malibu Announces New Methods for Treating Eating Disorders in Teens

Malibu, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013

Eight million Americans, according to Statistic Brain, suffer from an eating disorder, with 95 percent of those affected falling between the ages of 12 and 25. Fifty percent of girls between the ages of 11 and 13 believe they are overweight and 42 percent of girls in first through third grade wish to be thinner. "Parents cannot discount the dangers associated with teen eating disorders as 18 to 20 percent of those suffering from Anorexia die within a 20 year period of developing the disease," Cole Rucker of Paradigm Malibu declares.

When one speaks of a teen eating disorder, they may be referring to any mental illness which is specifically related to food, with the three most common being anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eater disorder. Often, disorders of this type tend to be difficult to recognize, much less diagnose, as the adolescent may try to hide the behaviors or the parents may believe the behaviors are related to another medical issue. "Parents need to understand what symptoms they must be looking for if they suspect their child has an eating disorder to catch the problem rapidly and obtain teen mental health treatment promptly," Rucker explains.

Symptoms parents need to watch for include a distorted body image, an obsession with food or exercise, a fear of eating in public or a refusal to eat when hungry. Once parents recognize there is a problem, treatment begins with the initial goal being to address the teen's physical condition, which likely has deteriorated significantly. "As teens struggle to overcome the eating disorder, they often need assistance and continuous monitoring, which is why many parents turn to Paradigm Malibu for assistance," Rucker continues.

Therapy addresses the underlying causes of the specific eating disorder as well as any current habits or practices related to diet and/or exercise that are contributing to the disease. "Therapy comes in many forms, ranging from equine and art therapies to social, emotional, physical and family therapies. Teens differ greatly in terms of their interests and hobbies and each is an individual. Paradigm Malibu recognizes this individuality and creates a unique treatment plan for each child entering the facility," Rucker goes on to say.

Furthermore, Paradigm Malibu offers a total mental health treatment program, a program designed to help those suffering from depression, substance abuse, and also grief and loss. "In many cases, teens suffer from multiple disorders simultaneously and these conditions can be treated together at Paradigm Malibu. Raising a child has become more difficult over the past few decades and Paradigm Malibu is here to assist parents in raising children to be the best they can," Rucker proclaims.

About Paradigm Malibu:
Paradigm Malibu remains committed to identifying, understanding, and properly treating core issues impacting adolescents and their families. Mental health professionals at Paradigm Malibu assist young people by addressing the deeper, more difficult issues impacting their lives. Services offered include mental health treatment, drug rehabilitation, behavioral health treatment, eating disorder treatment and more. Learn more about how Paradigm Malibu can help an adolescent in need at

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Video from Portland-Based Philanthropic Eyewear Maker Features Successful Hometown Eye Care Clinic for Kids
2. FDAnews Management Report: Implementing Risk-Based Verification and Validation
3. North Las Vegas Treatment Center Launches New Program Aimed at Stopping Alcohol Addiction Based on National Statistics
4. Polymer coatings based on molecular structures
5. Evidenced-based Active Care System Empowers Patients and Increases Clinic Revenues, Announces Performance Health
6. NY-Based Selz Foundation Commits up to $150,000 in Matching Funds Grant for Controversial Film Project
7. First the hype, now the science: Evidence-based recommendations for PRP
8. Atlanta-Based Agency Force Marketing Achieves Google Partner Status
9. Employee Based Systems Adds Another Technical Sales Resource
10. Florida-based Dr. Robert Dean Joins Relief Mission to Philippines
11. Home-based exercise as rehabiltation
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic treatment center ... Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. This annual ... the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents often refer ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for Research ... June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR experts ... planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will be ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may ... to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To ... for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all ... brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Guerbet announced today that it has been ... Award . One of 12 suppliers to ... its support of Premier members through exceptional local customer ... commitment to lower costs. ... our outstanding customer service from Premier," says Massimo ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and ... Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, ... report to their offering. ... for healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure volume data ... trends with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... The Biotechnology industry might still ... great opportunities to investors. assesses the recent performances ... XON ), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ARNA ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... your complimentary trade alerts at: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: