Kids’ picky eating may lead to depression and more.
Parents may be used to their children being picky eaters and think of it as a phase. However, recent studies are showing that it may be less of a phase, and more directly linked to depression and anxiety.
The Duke Medicine report found that more than 20 percent of children between the age 2 and 6 are picky eaters. Children that are picky eaters may develop what some doctors are calling, “Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.” Mental health professionals believe that such children can be helped with behavioral therapy over foods that may cause them anxiety.
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