Eating Disorders & Social Media
Dr. Bertha Tavarez, Clinical Director at Clementine South Miami, believes the social media have exacerbated problems of eating disorders, because they are a very predominant force especially for adolescents.
She says, in social media, she finds teens with a false sense of connection with a real sense of isolation. In her practice, she finds adolescents with fake Instagram, where they experiment with different identities and unreal behaviors.
The expert affirms most of the time, parents don’t know about that and don’t realize about the secret world of their teenagers on the devices. Physicians open the lines of communication between parents and teens.