The Starving Family: Caregiving Mothers and Fathers Share Their Eating Disorder Wisdomby Cheryl Dellasega
We've heard from experts, and we've heard from patients...now it's time to hear from families. In this first of its kind book, author Cheryl Dellasega offers a guide for family caregivers of persons with eating disorders. Culled from the experiences of over a dozen diverse families who have "been there, done that," this book covers new territory on how to cope at home when anorexia, bulimia, or ED-NOS strikes a loved one. Using the wisdom of mothers and fathers who have supports struggling daughters and sons 24/7, insight, support, and strategies are presented that will appeal to both parents and professionals.
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Meet the Author
Cheryl Dellasega is the author of two previous books (Surviving Ophelia and Girl Wars). She is also a Professor at the Penn State University College of Medicine where she is involved in teaching and research. Dr. Dellasega is know internationally for her scholarly work on psychosocial issues related to families and has appeared on The Today Show as an expert on relational aggression. She is also the founder of Camp Ophelia and Club Ophelia, two programs aimed at improving self-esteem, problem-solving skills, and relationships between adolescent girls.
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