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Understanding Teen Eating Disorders: Warning Signs, Treatment Options, and Stories of Courage

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Author: Cris E. Haltom, Cathie Simpson, Mary Tantillo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Published: 15/03/2018

ISBN: 9781138068834

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.