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Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder 2ed

by James Lock and Daniel Le Grange Guilford Publications
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Tens of thousands of parents have turned to this compassionate resource for support and practical advice grounded in cutting edge scientific knowledge. Numerous vivid stories show how to recognise and address anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other devastating eating disorders that wreak havoc on teens and their families. James Lock and Daniel Le Grange present strong evidence that parents—who have often been told to take a back seat in eating disorder treatment—can and must play a key role in recovery. Whether pursuing family based treatment or other options, parents learn specific, doable steps for monitoring their teen's eating and exercise habits, managing mealtimes, ending weight related power struggles, and collaborating successfully with health care providers. Featuring the latest research and resources, the second-edition now addresses additional disorders recognized in DSM 5 (including binge eating disorder).

*A steady selling, well regarded resource, now updated throughout to include the latest research and DSM 5 classifications.
*A proven family based approach—based on the Maudsley method—is now directly available to parents.
*Crucial guidance: anorexia has the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses, but if caught within the first 2 years, chances for survival greatly increase.
*Eating disorders are insidious and relapses are frequent: parents need to be armed with this information.
*Lock and Le Grange are respected experts whose visibility has grown since the first edition was published.

Parents who are concerned about their teen's eating habits or dieting, or who have already received an eating disorder diagnosis. Also of interest to health care professionals working with 10 to 19 year olds and their families.

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, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder, and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
III. Making Treatment Work: How to Solve Everyday Problems to Help Your Child Recover
7. Taking Charge of Change: How to Apply Family-Based Treatment to Help with Eating Disorders
8. Playing a Supporting Role: Other Ways You Can Be a Part of Your Child's Recovery
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
Further Reading
About the Authors

"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." (on the first edition)
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. 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.