A Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders and Obesity (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Series)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 1, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
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The obesity rate among children has doubled in the last twenty years, while the incidence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia has grown among adolescents and young adults to almost epidemic proportions. This is an essential guide to the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and obesity from the pediatricians, neurologists, child psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers at the renowned Children's Hospital and its affiliate, the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic.
Included in the book:
Recognizing Eating Disorders and Obesity: How to interpret the warning signs of anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating, and obesity;
Diagnosis: A step-by-step examination of the symptoms; the medical complications and effects; understanding the physical and psychological implications;
Treatment: The current treatments available, including medical and psychological therapies;
Recovery: Family involvement in the recovery process; what to expect in the future; what is the prognosis for your child.
Also included is a list of resources and organizations specializing in eating disorders

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Authors Note
Understanding Eating Disorders

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About the author (1991)

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed., is board certified in adolescent medicine. He practices at the acclaimed Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the on-screen expert in a bestselling video series shown to teens in schools throughout North America. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Martha M. Jablow has written extensively on parenting as the author or coauthor of six books and numerous articles. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.