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Help for Eating Disorders: A Parent's Guide to Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Help for Eating Disorders: A Parent's Guide to Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

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Publisher: Robert Rose

Author Statement: Dr. Debra K. Katzman and Dr. Leora Pinhas
Audience: Trade
Specs: charts and illustrations, index
Pages: 224
Trim Size: 7" x 10" x 7/8"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20050405
Copyright Year: 2005
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Help for Eating Disorders: A Parent's Guide to Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

A guide based on The Eating Disorder Program at The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) helps parents identify if their child has a problem, plan for their recovery, and get support. Includes workbooks, diaries and case studies.

Straightforward solutions to difficult problems.

Most teenagers have a friend who has been affected by an eating disorder. Such disorders affect almost 20% of teenage girls in North America at some point in their development.

Magazines and movies constantly stress a thin body image as the defining force for popularity. The message teenagers get is that thin is the only route to popularity and happiness.

Through the Eating Disorder Program, Drs. Katzman and Pinhas, at The Hospital for Sick Children, have developed a program that helps young people and their parents deal with the problems of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

First, the book shows parents how to identify an eating disorder and when to become concerned about it.

Second, there is vital information for parents on how to become informed users of the health care system and how to collaborate in their child's treatment.

Third, practical support for parents, family members and coaches enables them to participate in the recovery of a child or adolescent with an eating disorder.

Worksheets, diaries and first-person case studies assists parents and caregivers to help youth overcome an eating disorder.

Bio:

Debra K. Katzman, MD, FRCP (C) and Leora Pinhas, MD both work with the Eating Disorder Program at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

Preface:

Preface

As parents, we have great hopes that our children will grow and develop into healthy young adults without experiencing any difficulties along the way. However, some young people encounter problems with their eating attitudes and behaviors. Parents become confused and worried when their children experience weight loss, avoid food, become unhappy with the way they look, fear becoming 'fat', pick at their food, go on diets, exercise excessively, feel anxious about eating, isolate themselves from family and friends, and experience anxiety and depression that seems to be related to their eating behavior. Parents are right to be concerned about these behaviors. Eating disorders are the third most common chronic condition of adolescence. Eating disorders are life-threatening if not identified and treated at an early stage.

The experience of having a child or adolescent with an eating disorder can be extremely demanding and challenging for parents. This book is designed to provide parents with practical, commonsense information on these disorders, including how to identify the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder, what kinds of treatment are effective for eating disorders, and how families, friends, and other concerned community members can assist with your child's recovery. We also offer advice on how to ask your children if they have problems with eating; what to do if they have an eating problem but insist they don't; what to do if your children assure you that they can handle the eating disorder on their own; and how to cope with your frustrations and fear.

The book is divided into three sections: diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. The first section focuses on understanding eating disorders, how they affect your child, and how best to determine if your child needs help. The second features information on the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent eating disorders. The third follows the course of recovery, focusing on what results to expect from treatment and how to manage your life and your child's life during this process.

Each chapter includes helpful case studies that bring to life specific eating disorder behaviors and attitudes. There are also two personal testimonials: one written by a parent of a young person who suffered from an eating disorder; and another by a young person who had anorexia nervosa as an adolescent and is now recovering. Many parents may see their own children mirrored in some way in these case studies and testimonials. They may gain courage from these personal accounts. These stories also remind us how emotionally challenging these disorders can be for parents and children.

Being a parent of a child with an eating disorder is a difficult job, but so is being a child or adolescent struggling with an eating disorder. We trust this book will provide you with practical information, support, and comfort as you and your child work through the process of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Help for Eating Disorders is written by an experienced interdisciplinary team of pediatric and adolescent medicine clinicians, including pediatricians, psychiatrists, dietitians, social workers, nurses, and psychologists. These experts combine the latest medical research with their extensive experience in treating children with eating disorders and counseling children and families.
TOC:

Preface

PART 1 Diagnosing Eating Disorders

Chapter 01: What Is an Eating Disorder?
Chapter 02: What Are the Myths and Misconceptions about Eating Disorders?
Chapter 03: Who Is at Risk for Developing an Eating Disorder?
Chapter 04: What Factors Cause the Increasing Prevalence of Eating Disorders?
Chapter 05: What Is Normal Adolescent Development?
Chapter 06: How Do You Identify a Child or Adolescent with an Eating Disorder?
Chapter 07: What Are the Possible Medical Complications of Eating Disorders?
Chapter 08: What Is My Child Thinking?

How Could This Have Happened to Our Family? A Mother's Story

PART 2 Treating Eating Disorders

Chapter 09: Charting the Road to Recovery
Chapter 10: Exploring Treatment Resources in Your Community
Chapter 11: Getting an Assessment
Chapter 12: Choosing a Treatment Strategy
Chapter 13: Learning to Eat Again
Chapter 14: Coping with Lapses and Relapses
Chapter 15: Making the Transition from the Adolescent to the Adult Treatment System

The Struggle of My Life A Patient's Story

PART 3 Family and Community Roles in Recovery and Prevention

Chapter 16: Everyone Needs Help
Chapter 17: Helping Yourself to Help Your Child
Chapter 18: Looking for Help from Friends
Chapter 19: Preventing Eating Disorders by Educating Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors
Chapter 20 Understanding the Long and Hard Journey to Recovery

Eating Disorder Information Resources
References
Acknowledgments
Index

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Contributors

PART 1 Diagnosing Eating Disorders

What Is an Eating Disorder?
Debra K. Katzman, MD, FRCP(C), and Leora Pinhas, MD, FRCP(C)

What Are the Myths and Misconceptions about Eating Disorders?
Abmed Boachie, MB, ChB, MRC Psych, DCH, FRCP(C), and Karin Jasper, PhD, MEd

Who Is at Risk for Developing an Eating Disorder?
Debra K. Katzman, MD FRCP(C), and Lily Cugliari-Kobayashi, RN, PCN/NP, HTCP (Level III)

What Factors Cause the Increasing Prevalence of Eating Disorders?
Karin Jasper, PhD, Med, and Ahmed Boachie, MB, ChB, MRCPsych, DCH, FRCP(C)

What Is Normal Adolescent Development?
Eudice Goldberg, MD, FRCP(C), Gad Reisler, MD, and Nogah Kerem, MD

How Do You Identify a Child or Adolescent with an Eating Disorder?
Karen Leslie, MD, FRCP(C), and Anganette Hall, MBChB, DCH

What Are the Possible Medical Complications of Eating Disorders?
Natasha Johnson-Ramgeet, MD, FRCP(C)

What Is My Child Thinking?
Clare Roscoe, MD, FRCP(C)

How Could This Have Happened to Our Family? -- A Mother's Story
Susan Bauman-Fenicky

PART 2 Treating Eating Disorders

Charting the Road to Recovery
Margus Heinmaa, MPsy, PhD Candidate

Getting an Assessment
Patti Schabas, MD, FRCP(C)

Choosing a Treatment Strategy
Pier Bryden, M.Phil, MD, FRCP(C)

Learning to Eat Again
Kelly Sherwood, RD, Tania Turrini, RD, and Kellie Welch, RD

Coping with Lapses and Relapses
Caitlin Shipley, MSW~ RSW

Making the Transition from the Adolescent to the Adult Treatment System
Blake Woodside, MD, and Gina Dimitropoulos, MSW, RSW, PhD Candidate

The Struggle of My Life -- A Patient's Story
Tammy BaJa ban

PART 3 Family and Community Roles in Recovery and Prevention

Everyone Needs Help
Geordie Colvin, MSW~ RSW

Helping Yourself to Help Your Child
Sheila Bjarnason, MSW~ RSW

Looking for Help from Friends
Elise Byer, MSW RSW

Preventing Eating Disorders by Educating
Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Gail MeVey, PhD, C Psych

Understanding the Long and Hard Journey to Recovery
Max Figueroa, MD and Debra K. Katzman, MD, FRCP(CJ

Eating Disorder Information Resources
Debra K. Katzman, MD, FRCP(C), and Leora Pinhas, MD, FRCP(C)

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