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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Guilford Press; 2 edition (1 April 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146251748X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462517480
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is essential reading for any parent or family member of a teen with an eating disorder. It s especially useful for those who have been told to not be the food police or that they have no role in helping support a loved one with an eating disorder. It offers practical advice for how to help, along with something just as important: hope. --Harriet Brown, author of "Brave Girl Eating: A Family s Struggle with Anorexia" Parents facing their son or daughter s eating disorder are caught in a stormy night of fear and confusion. This second edition is a welcome lighthouse. Like the authors family-based treatment model, the book empowers parents with the information and direction needed to ride out the storm and find safety. I recommend this book to parents, clinicians, and advocates. --Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, MS, founder of Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T.) From two renowned clinician-researchers, this book offers plenty of useful information. Throughout, vignettes offer clear-cut advice on how to respond to the many issues parents encounter before, during, and after treatment. This book is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about the impact of eating disorders on families, and how to help. --W. Stewart Agras, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University "Eating disorders can creep into your family life and take you by surprise. This book, written by two of the foremost clinicians in the field, illustrates the multifaceted nature of the problem and allows you to expand your resources based on their wisdom."--Janet Treasure, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych, Director, Eating Disorders Research Unit, Kings College London, United Kingdom "In the fall of 2005 our daughter was confined to a hospital bed. Her doctor recommended "Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder." I recognized my daughter's anorexic behaviors in the very first paragraph of Chapter 1, but didn't realize then how invaluable the book would be in the months to follow. This book has been one oasis of sanity that I've revisited many times, and each time I've found hope and help. I'll continue to recommend it as required reading for any parent who's fighting for their child's life."--Ann, member of "The second edition has been fully updated to incorporate current diagnostic classifications for feeding and eating disorders and the latest research evidence. Lock and Le Grange use their wealth of academic expertise and clinical wisdom to offer parents empathy, understanding, and practical advice. Written in accessible language, the book is filled with realistic scenarios aimed at affirming and mobilizing parents to take action. Lock and Le Grange address many of the pervasive myths about eating disorders, assuage guilt, and offer hope to parents in the frightening early stages of the illness. Highly recommended."--Dasha Nicholls, MBBS, MD, Feeding and Eating Disorders Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom"

About the Author

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 thousands of adolescents and families struggling with eating disorders.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan1 on 20 Mar. 2015
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After our Daughter was diagnosed recently with anorexia, we were plunged into a nightmare & scoured the Internet for books to find out as much about the illness as possible. Although this book is written for an American audience, it strongly supports a Parental involvement in their recovery along with the professionals and thankfully we are making good progress so far. It's reassuring to know that we are doing the right thing in supporting her at every meal (even driving to school to meet her for lunch). After reading the book we are united in our approach & are really seeing a difference in her eating which is now improving her mood & outlook on life. We are feeling hopeful for the first time in two months. We know that the road to recovery is a slow one and that you cannot rush getting better, even though you just wish they would be well again but this book has definitely given us the confidence to support our Daughter all the way to recovery.
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Lots of helpful information. Easy to read and very matter of fact.
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Still reading my way through it - lot of info, but very helpful.
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By Dr. med. Hans Steiner - Published on
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This book, now in its second edition, introduces parents and patients to one of the best supported interventions in the treatment of eating disorders. James Lock and colleagues deserve a great deal of credit of moving this domain of psychiatry and medicine in the spotlight and reminding patients and parents that healing does occur when one uses interventions based on fact and not on fiction. A must read far all those who struggle with these problems, be they patients, parents, primary care physicians, teachers, coaches or nutritionists.

Hans Steiner, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Human Development
Founding Member and Director, The Pegasus Physician Writers
Stanford University, School of Medicine
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fast shipping, thank you! 6 Jun. 2015
By Do - Published on
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insightful. but comes a little from the clinical side.
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Great Book for Parents 26 Feb. 2015
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Highly recommend this book to all parents of the eating disorder patients I treat
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