EATING DISORDER 3
Eatingdisorders among the adolescents is common in many societies.Apparently, the group is exposed to dangers of adopting poor eatingbehaviors that affect their health wellbeing. Appropriateinterventions are required to ensure that the adolescents adopt theright behaviors. It is notable that appropriate interventions aregarnered through effective communication and therapy. Whereashealth choices and behaviors are largely influenced by personalfactors, peers and the environment, it is crucial for the populationto understand the magnitude of the effects arising from their eatingbehaviors. Food therapy proposes procedures, which should be used tominimize the risk by establishing a more appropriate dietaryselection. The development of these criteria took into considerationof appropriate techniques that has more health benefits as opposed tohealth risks. The interventions also need to consider behaviorchange. It is also appropriate to consider family therapy as it formsa significant component in influencing eating behaviors (Couturier,Kimber, & Szatmari, 2013).
Therapycontributes practical solutions to the challenge through offeringadvice and guidance to the adolescents through individual andprofessional assessment. Therapy guidelines aim at providing safe andadequate health awareness initiatives that acquaint individuals withthe right information on diet management (Berg, Peterson, &Frazier, 2012). Conversation between clinical officer and adolescentsregarding the eating behaviors ought to consider the factors thatinfluence behaviors. The nurse ought to adopt communication stylethat is easily understood by adolescents. It is appropriate for theclinical officers to explain the dangers and benefits of adopting anyeating behavior. Besides, the nurse need to give alternatives optionsto adolescents that are more likeable to them. Good communicationwill also involve giving adolescents reading materials and schedulesthat they can use to enhance their diet management (Edelman, Mandle,& Kudzma, 2014).
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