Eating disorders require a complex combination of psychological, medical, and nutritional approaches. As a parent, you are the constant guardian of your child's health, but often the best way to extend treatment from the examining room to the living room isn't clear. Take Charge of Your Child's Eating Disorder is a hands-on, medically-based guide that tells you what you need to know about eating disorders. As the founder and director of the Adolescent Eating Disorder Parent Education and Support Program at Stanford University, Dr. Pamela Carlton has treated hundreds of children and adolescents with eating disorders as well as guided their parents through the maze of eating disorder treatments. This book offers a wealth of crucial information, including: Warning signs and diagnostic criteria for anorexia, bulimia, and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS) Facts about the "hidden" eating disorder — "Female Athletic Triad" A step-by-step plan for diagnosis, treatment options, and recovery support Detailed advice for putting together and successfully managing a treatment team The real story about insurance: what's covered, what's not, and how to fight the system Specific strategies for handling delicate situations, talking to your child, and accessing the most up-to-date resources
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Dr. Pamela Carlton, a specialist in adolescent eating disorders, is on staff at Stanford University School of Medicine where she developed and currently directs the Adolescent Eating Disorder Parent Education and Support Program. Over the last decade, Dr. Carlton has treated hundreds of children and adolescents with eating disorders as well as guided parents through the maze of eating disorder treatments. She is invited to speak at major eating disorder conferences and also consults with eating disorder programs across the country. Dr. Carlton graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine and did her pediatric and adolescent medicine training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Deborah Ashin is a marketing consultant in healthcare and high-tech with a background in print and broadcast journalism. Ms Ashin has a master's degree in journalism from UCLA, and has published books for Chronicle Books and the Getty Press.
Contributor residences (city, state or country if outside the US or Canada):
Carlton: Palo Alto, CA
Ashin: Washington State
"An empowering guide for parents who know or suspect their child has an eating disorder." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Practical and encouraging." -- Debra K. Katzman, MD, Head, Division of Adolescent Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
"The information on dealing with insurance providers is especially valuable and not usually included in other books." -- Library Journal
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