Understanding Teen Eating Disorders introduces readers to common teen eating disorder scenarios, their warning signs, and treatment options. Each chapter examines a teen or tween and brings the factors, whether they be environmental, genetic, co-existing conditions, etc. that contribute to his or her eating disorder, to life, while seamlessly integrating the latest research in gene inheritance, brain chemistry, and eating disorders in accessible, reader-friendly language. Each chapter provides treatment options, including outpatient, group therapy, and in-patient programs, for both the young person and the family. Each also ends with a Q & A section that reflects the concerns a parent, loved one, or treatment professional may have.
1. Julie: She Could Run Like the Wind 2. Claire: Trouble Adjusting to College 3. Nick: Learning to Connect 4. Anna: Resistance to Recovery 5. May: Boyfriend Abuse 6. Emma: The Secret Eater 7. Maeve: Like Mother Like Daughter 8. Preventing Eating Disorders