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By David B. Herzog;Debra L. Franko;Patti Cable

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ISBN-13: 9780071475372

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A Harvard doctor’s functional, prescriptive, and compassionate method of therapeutic your kid's consuming sickness This insightful and comforting consultant, written by means of the world over identified specialists, shatters the myths, mysteries, and misconceptions surrounding consuming problems. you are going to the right way to realize EDs, establish factors, consult your baby, and locate the easiest therapy. The e-book comprises the widest diversity care strategies to be had, either psychotherapeutic and medicinal, in addition to preventive ideas for kids who exhibit early symptoms. most galvanizing of all are the real-life tales of households who've confronted consuming disorders--and triumphed.

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Some people have both an eating disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. and this trend is pronounced on college campuses. If a student is disinclined to eat in the dormitory cafeteria, she can order take-out or have pizza delivered, even in the middle of the night. For someone with unstructured eating patterns and round-the-clock access to the foods of her choice, it becomes all too easy to lose track of what is healthy and thereby fall prey to an eating problem. What Are Her Food and Weight Worries Accomplishing?

Excessive, driven exercise is not, by itself, a sign of an eating disorder but rather a red fl ag that your child’s doctor needs to know about. These behaviors are a signal that your concerns have reached a point where professional assessment is advisable. The individual who has begun to engage in too much activity may look healthy. And because she does not see her exercise as a problem or doesn’t want anything to interfere with it, she’s likely to play it down. In fact, upon hearing your daughter insist that she’s fi ne, you may fi nd yourself thinking, “Maybe my worries 39 D O E S M Y C H I L D H AV E A N E AT I N G D I S O R D E R ?

Instead, try to reassure yourself that your concerns about your child’s activity level are reasonable and that it’s time to share them with her clinician. If your daughter is an adolescent or adult with a primary care provider of her own, you won’t necessarily be invited to her appointments, and there’s a chance she’ll have a physical exam without mentioning her exercise habits. In such situations, you would be wise to provide the clinician with information that will help her make an accurate assessment.

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