A newly admitted adolescent is being questioned by the nurse in regards to his health history. The nurse should follow up on which of the following patient statements?

"I only eat vegetables, and I have lost 10 pounds in the past 3 weeks."


• Body image and weight are major issues among adolescents. Extreme dieting is unhealthy and can lead to nutrient deficiencies.

• At this stage, teens age 12-18 are managing the conflict of Identity vs role confusion and are at increased risk for eating disorders and unhealthy habits.

• The other three options are all normal behaviors during adolescence.

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