Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

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By (author) James E. Lock, By (author) Daniel Le Grange

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 9 December 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1572309083
  • ISBN 13: 9781572309081
  • Sales rank: 21,436

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Always harmful and potentially deadly, eating disorders can wreak havoc on families. Unfortunately, the same can often be said of their treatment: blaming parents for the illness, many eating disorder programs exclude parents and widen the rift in an already shattered family. This powerful and controversial book by top researchers James Lock and Daniel le Grange argues that parents are not the culprits but the key to their teen's recovery. Based on new research, Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder shows how parents can break the disorder's control over their child's mind and re-establish normal eating and family relations. The odds for full recovery drop precipitously if treatment is delayed. A radically important wake up call, this book urges parents to act now.

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James Lock, MD, PhD, is Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Lock has received numerous awards for his research on eating disorders and has published several books for professionals in collaboration with Daniel Le Grange. He is committed to providing evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, and their families.Daniel Le Grange, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of Chicago. An award-winning researcher, Dr. La Grange was a member of the team at the Maudsley Hospital in London that developed family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa. Over his career, he has treated thousands of adolescents and families struggling with eating disorders.

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'Truly excellent. An invaluable resource for parents. It provides sound, commonsense answers to all the most important questions. Written by experts--and it shows.' - Christopher G Fairburn, author of Overcoming Binge Eating 'If you are the parent of a teenager who is struggling with an eating disorder, you probably feel confused, anxious, and filled with questions. What should you do? Is it your fault? Can you help? This book, written by two eating disorder experts, will help you find some answers. It clearly explains what eating disorders are about and which treatments work best, and gives practical suggestions and encouragement. Recommended for any concerned parent.' - Rachel Bryant-Waugh, University of Southampton, UK; author of Eating Disorders: A Parents' Guide 'I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I think it would be a useful resource for any parent who is caring for a teenager with an eating disorder, as it is filled with loads of useful information... the book is very good at vividly illustrating how families can band together to help fight eating disorders, in a safe and supportive way so that they do not feel completely powerless. All round I feel that this book is a very useful resource for parents, and I highly recommend it.' - Jade McEwen, Signpost, March 2005

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Started: First Steps Toward Helping Your Child with an Eating Disorder. Act Now. Get Together. Don't Waste Time on 'Why?' Part II: Understanding Eating Disorders. Know What You're Dealing With: The Complexity of Eating Disorders. Get into Your Child's Head: The Distorted Thinking Behind Your Teenager's Behavior. Understand Your Options: What the Research Says about the Best Ways to Treat Anorexia and Bulimia. Part III: Making Treatment Work: How to Solve Everyday Problems to Help Your Child Recover. Taking Charge of Change: How to Apply the Family Approach to Treating Eating Disorders. Playing a Supporting Role: How You Can be a Part of Your Child's Recovery Even When You're Not in Charge. Harnessing the Power of Unity: How to Stay on the Same Page in Your Fight Against Eating Disorders. Staying Empowered and Informed: How to Work with Professionals Who are Trying to Help Your Child. Resources. Further Reading. Index.