Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, First Edition

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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 ...

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Overview

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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"Navigating the treacherous ground of a child's eating disorder can be a remarkable challenge. Written by two trusted figures in the eating disorders field, this book offers parents a clear and comprehensive roadmap for helping a child overcome this serious threat to health and well-being."--Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders; author of Food Fight

"Parents receive lots of advice about how to help their children recover from eating disorders--but often it's the wrong advice. This book helps parents understand what is going on with their child and how they can take an active role in making treatment more successful. I highly recommend it."--W. Stewart Agras, MD, coauthor of Overcoming Eating Disorders

"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, PhD, University of Southampton, UK; author of Eating Disorders: A Parents' Guide

"The authors, both experienced in the field of psychiatric treatment of teens with eating disorders, make a cogent and compelling argument for greater involvement of parents in their children's care. In so doing, they serve to empower parents, marking a welcome departure from previous practice."--Iris F. Litt, MD, Adolescent Medicine Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine

"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, DM, FRCPsych, author of Overcoming Binge Eating

"Finding appropriate treatment for our 15-year-old daughter has involved plenty of heartache, but this book provides information and empowerment that is helping us persevere. It offers a comprehensive account of the challenges of dealing with an adolescent's eating disorder--and what you can do to restore your child to a normal, healthy life. A 'must read' for parents!"--Mr. and Mrs. V., Naperville, Illinois

"With this groundbreaking book, parents can set aside guilt and helplessness and get on with the difficult but rewarding work of supporting their child toward healthy recovery."--Laura Collins, author of Eating With Your Anorexic

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"Written by two of the foremost experts in the field of treating adolescent eating disorders....They do a wonderful job translating statistics and research results into layman's terms and applicable information....I would recommend this book for parents."--About.com
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Reviewer: Tammy Yuen, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book on adolescent eating disorders is geared towards parents and families to help them better deal with a very difficult condition.
Purpose: The purpose is to help parents understand and deal with a teenager's eating disorder on many levels. The objectives set out by the authors are very worthwhile and are easily met within the context of the book.
Audience: The intended audience is parents, but there likely is some value for pediatricians and school workers as well. The authors are quite credible and knowledgeable on the topic.
Features: The book does an excellent job at helping parents to identify, understand, and work with treatment of eating disorders. A particularly nice feature is the inclusion of examples of various presentations of teenagers with eating disorders at various stages of the disease. The book has references of other helpful materials or books at the end of each chapter. In addition, at the end of the book there are many valuable resources to help families. It is particularly nice that the issue of how families can work with healthcare professionals is addressed.
Assessment: The book is of high quality and would be of help to any family facing this difficult situation.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593851019
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/26/2004
  • Pages: 295
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


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 the Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Joint Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of California, San Francisco. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Chicago, where he was Director of the Eating Disorders Program until 2014. An award-winning researcher, Dr. Le 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 hundreds of adolescents and families struggling with eating disorders.
 

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Table of Contents


Introduction
I. Getting Started: First Steps toward Helping Your Child with an Eating Disorder
1. Act Now
2. Get Together
3. Don't Waste Time on "Why?"
II. Understanding Eating Disorders
4. Know What You're Dealing With: The Complexity of Eating Disorders
5. Get into Your Child's Head: The Distorted Thinking behind Your Teenager's Behavior
6. Understand Your Options: What the Research Says about the Best Ways to Treat Anorexia and Bulimia
III. Making Treatment Work: How to Solve Everyday Problems to Help Your Child Recover
7. Taking Charge of Change: How to Apply the Family Approach to Treating Eating Disorders
8. Playing a Supporting Role: How You Can Be a Part of Your Child's Recovery Even When You're Not in Charge
9. Harnessing the Power of Unity: How to Stay on the Same Page in Your Fight against Eating Disorders
10. Staying Empowered and Informed: How to Work with Professionals Who Are Trying to Help Your Child
Resources
Further Reading
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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    The BEST book for eating disorders hands down!!!

    If you read only one book about eating disorders, and there are many, THIS is the one to choose! It's based on evidenced based research proven treatment - that's rare in the U.S. The FBT Maudsley approach works; it works. Other talk therapy based on outdated, ineffective theories are actually harmful and waste precious time if your teen is ill. Read it, use it, and your child will be on her way to the fastest recovery with a proven rate of reduced relapse. What could be better than that?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Excellent Resource

    Every parent who has a teenager experiencing an eating disorder should read this book. The authors thouroughly explain different eating disorders based on years of research and clinical experience as well as sharing many cases that parents can identify with. The authors also include concrete and useful recommendations for parents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    To bella from lanie

    Honey i know that feeling...my mom has to pretty much shove food dowb my throut p, but when she does i just force it back up. Calories are my eorst enemie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Help me:(

    I have a eating disorder but my parents just think my stomach hurt or somthing and when i go to school everbody laught at me maybe cause i in 9th grade and people are stupid but i dont know how to tell my mom and dad please help my name is bella:l

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