Experts: Treating eating disorders, addictions is harder in teens

07/1/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Serious disorders such as anorexia, addiction and mental illness are more difficult to treat in young people than in adults, in part because of a lack of evidence on effective therapies, according to mental health experts. Also, teenagers find it hard to "acknowledge that they have an illness and that they need care," psychiatrist David Schlager said.

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