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Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

If your teenager shows signs of having an eating disorder, you may hope that, with the right mix of love, encouragement, and parental authority, he or she will just "snap out of it." If only it were that simple. To make matters worse, certain treatments assume you've somehow contributed to the problem and prohibit you from taking an active role. But as you watch your own teen struggle with a life-threatening illness, every fiber of your being tells you there must be some part you can play in restoring your child's health.

Tens of thousands of parents have turned to this compassionate guide for support and practical advice grounded in cutting-edge scientific knowledge. Featuring the latest research, resources, and diagnostic information, the second edition has been expanded to cover binge-eating disorders. When families work together to get the most out of treatment and prevent relapse, eating disorders can be beaten; this book is your essential roadmap. .

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"Lock, a psychiatrist specializing in adolescence, and le Grange, an assistant professor of psychiatry, have written a comprehensive book on a difficult topic. They present some new concepts on the management of eating disorders that are somewhat contradictory to current thinking, and make valid points backed by research.... There are many red flags that parents should recognize when it comes to their adolescent daughter or son's eating habits, and this intelligent book points them out clearly and concisely." --Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Author James Lock MD PhD, Daniel Le Grange PhD
ISBN 1572309083
Publication Date Jan 28, 2015
Publisher The Guilford Press
Language English
Category Body Image / Self-Esteem, Healthy Living, Parent / Child Relationships, Special Circumstances
Parenting Books Age Teen