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Your loved one has an eating disorder and you're worried that you might say the wrong thing and make the problem worse. However, watching her struggle is horrible and makes you feel helpless. Do you sit back and hope that somehow she finds her way to recovery? Perhaps you have approached the topic or have tried to voice your concerns and received a strong and decisive message to back off. What now?
Know that you play a vital role in supporting her recovery. Your guidance, love, and strength are desperately needed, especially if she is isolating herself or continuing to do unhealthy behaviors. She needs to be held accountable and to be reminded when the eating disorder is affecting how she thinks and reacts to things. She also needs to know that there is someone in the world who, no matter how hard things get, will not give up... Read More >>
The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders
by Marcia Herrin, Ed.D., M.P.H., R.D., Nancy Matsumoto
Here is the first book written by a nutritionist that addresses childhood and teenage eating disorders - with an emphasis on home-based recovery...<more info>
by Johanna Marie McShane, Tony Paulson
Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses that often make no sense to family and friends. But to the person involved, they make a lot of sense and are, in fact, a way of coping with life...<more info>
by James Lock, MD, Daniel Le Grange, PhD
For the best results, parents of teenagers must be actively involved in their child's recovery process, and these well-respected experts explain how...<more info>
by Michelle Siegel, Ph.D., Judith Brisman, Ph.D., Margot Weinshel, Ph.D.
Solutions and support for family and friends to overcome feelings of confusion, helplessness, and anger...<more info>
SIlenced by Bulimia
by Doris Smeltzer with Andrea Lynn Smeltzer
After a one-year struggle with bulimia, Andrea Smeltzer died in her sleep at the age of 19, catapulting her mother, Doris, into a journey of self-discovery...<more info>
by Margo Maine, Ph.D., with prace by Craig Johnson, Ph.D.
Practical solutions to help dads and daughters understand and improve their relationships...<more info>
by Nancy Zucker, PhD
“Off the C.U.F.F.” (Calm, Unwavering, Firm and Funny) is a parent skills training manual that mirrors the curriculum taught to parents in the Duke Eating Disorders Program in Durham, NC...<more info>
Skills-Based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder
by Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith, Anna Crane
This book is a collaborative effort by a leading figure in the field of eating disorders, a parent, and a recovered anorexic. It provides the necessary balance of...<more info>