If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder
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If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder by B. Timothy Walsh
Book DescriptionThis is an authoritative guide to understanding and helping a teenager with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. It is designed for parents of teens who have recently been diagnosed with an eating disorder, or who are at risk of developing one, and for other adults, such as teachers and guidance counselors, who are regularly in contact with at-risk adolescents. The book combines the latest scientific expertise available, including the newest treatments and most up-to-date research findings on eating disorders, with the practical wisdom of parents who have raised teenagers with anorexia or bulimia. In clear and accessible language, Dr. B. Timothy Walsh and V. L. Cameron explain exactly what eating disorders are and describe their characteristics, as well as signs and symptoms. They outline the right way to go about getting a diagnosis if you suspect your child may have an eating disorder, about when and where to get treatment, and about how to navigate the healthcare system. There is also advice on how to handle everyday life-both at home and at school-once your child is diagnosed, and on how to communicate with your teen. Complete with red flags to look out for and warnings on the dangers of doing nothing, this book will help parents and other adults face and deal effectively with adolescent eating disorders before they become life-threatening.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195181524
(218mm x 149mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author B. Timothy Walsh
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Developing an Evidence-Based Classification of Eating Disorders, Paperback (February 2011)
The culmination of several years of collaborative effort among eating disorders investigators from around the world, Developing an Evidence-Based Classification of Eating Disorders provides summaries of the research presentations and discussions of the conceptual and methodological issues involved in diagnosing and classifying eating disorders.
Common Symptom Guide, Paperback (June 2009)
One of the few books dedicated specifically to symptom evaluation, this bestseller is a quick-reference guide to more than 100 commonly seen symptoms in adults and children.
Next to Nothing, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by B. Timothy Walsh
This book combines the personal accounts of the author with a discussion of the science of these serious psychiatric illnesses. It provides useful facts and important information on such topics as how to seek professional help, how to talk to family and friends about eating disorders, and how to maintain recovery on a day-to-day basis.
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Author Biography - B. Timothy Walsh
B. Timothy Walsh, M.D. is Ruane Professor of Pediatric Psychopharmacology in the College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University and founder of the Eating Disorders Research Unit at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He was chair of the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative's formal Commission on Eating Disorders, a blue ribbon panel of leading authorities convened in 2003 to assess the current research on these disorders; the findings of Dr. Walsh's commission make up the scientific foundation of this book. V. L. Cameron is a freelance writer based in New York City.
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