If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents
This is an authoritative guide to understanding and helping a teenager with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. It is designed for parents of teens who have recently been diagnosed with an eating disorder, or who are at risk of developing one, and for other adults, such as teachers and guidance counselors, who are regularly in contact with at-risk adolescents. The book combines the latest scientific expertise available--including the newest treatments and most up-to-date research findings on eating disorders--with the practical wisdom of parents who have raised teenagers with anorexia or bulimia.
In clear and accessible language, Dr. B. Timothy Walsh and V. L. Cameron explain exactly what eating disorders are and describe their characteristics, as well as signs and symptoms. They outline the right way to go about getting a diagnosis if you suspect your child may have an eating disorder, about when and where to get treatment, and about how to navigate the healthcare system. There is also advice on how to handle everyday life--both at home and at school--once your child is diagnosed, and on how to communicate with your teen. Complete with red flags to look out for and warnings on the dangers of doing nothing, this book will help parents and other adults face and deal effectively with adolescent eating disorders before they become life-threatening.
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In this wonderfully concise, focused, and supported book, Walsh (founder, Eating Disorders Research Unit, New York State Psychiatric Inst.) and New Yorkbased freelance writer Cameron explore several ... Read full review
Introduction Not Just a Diet
Understanding Eating Disorders What They Are and What to Expect
Binge Eating Disorder
Eating Disorders in Males
What Does a DSM Diagnosis Mean?
How Common Are Eating Disorders in Adolescents?
What Causes Eating Disorders and Who Is at Risk?
Navigating the Health Care System
Daily Life with the Teen Who Has an Eating Disorder
Communication and Persistence
Staying the Course Staying Strong Staying in Touch
Finding Support from Other Parents
Preventing Eating Disorders
What Other Conditions Can Coexist with Eating Disorders?
The Dangers of Doing Nothing
Getting the Right Treatment for Your Child Therapy Medication and More
Where to Begin
What Does Treatment Involve?
Where Will Treatment Take Place?