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When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers

When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers

Abigail H. Natenshon

ISBN: 978-0-787-94578-7 September 1999 Jossey-Bass 300 Pages

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$29.00

Description

When Your Child has an Eating Disorder is the first hands-on workbook to help parents successfully intervene when they suspect their child has an eating disorder. This step-by-step guide is filled with self-tests, questions and answers, journaling and role playing exercises, and practical resources that give parents the insight they need to understand eating disorders and their treatment, recognize symptoms in their child, and work with their child toward recovery. This excellent and effective resource is one therapists can feel confident about recommending to patients.

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

How to use this book xv

Part One The Truth About Eating Disorders 1

1 Learning all you can 3

2 Recognizing signs of disease 37

Part Two Taking Action 57

3 Beginning the dialogue with you child 59

4 Understanding treatment options 92

5 Reaching out for professional help 133

Part Three Recovery 169

6 Understanding the recovery process 171

7 Recognizing and overcoming recovery setbacks 207

Appendix A Answers to exercises 243

Appendix B Taking and eating disorder to college 250

Appendix C Resources 255

Notes 265

About the author 271

Index 273

“…written in a confident and approachable style, avoiding jargon, and the text is well broken up… a valuable book..” (www.edr.org.uk, 23 November 2004)