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Eating disorders can profoundly affect a child's ability to learn. Understanding some of the ways an eating disorder can affect cognitive function may help educators to recognize that a student may be in trouble. Listed below are key ways that an eating disorder can affect a child's cognitive functioning because of poor nutrition. A child's cognitive function will also be affected by the mental disorders that often coexist with an eating disorder, including anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
A review of the research on the impact of under-nutrition found that under-nutrition:
In addition to the effects described above, preoccupation with food often dominates the life of a student with an eating disorder. A study on people with eating disorders indicated a preoccupation with food.
Reiff D and Lampson-Reiff KK. Eating Disorders: Nutrition Therapy in the Recovery Process. Mercer Island, WA: Life Enterprises, 1999.
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services National Women's Health Information Center, BodyWise Handbook Eating Disorders Information for Middle School Personnel 2005 http://www.4women.gov/bodyimage/kids/bodywise/bp/BodyWise.pdf