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Parents, Teens & Eating Disorders: How To Handle A Problem

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A plump roast turkey, creamy mountains of mashed potatoes and thick wedges of pumpkin pie are what many people look forward to during the holiday season.

For teens who suffer from an eating disorder, it's the opposite of holiday cheer.

On Monday's Up to Date, we’ll talk with psychologist Wes Crenshaw about how teens develop problems with body image and how these disorders affect their health.

We'll also discuss what you can do to help when you suspect a teenager in your life has a problem.
 

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.