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When your teenager refuses to get treatment for an eating disorder

If your teenager has an eating disorder but refuses treatment, you’re in a tough spot. No matter how much you want your teen to recover, they need treatment to do so. Lots of parents waste a lot of energy and money trying to force their kids into recovery. It’s exhausting and often ineffective. So what can parents to when a …

People Who Have Experienced Trauma and Have an Eating Disorder Require Specialized Treatment Plans, by John Levitt, PhD

Estimates tend to vary, but data suggests that from approximately 68%-98% of people who attend eating disorder treatment programs report histories of sexual, and other, abuse or trauma. This suggests that when we treat eating disorders we need be prepared to treat a potentially underlying trauma history and even, possibly, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When I work with someone …

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Teenagers in Eating Disorder Treatment Programs – an interview with Zanita Zody of Clementine

There are many options available for treating a teenage daughter who has an eating disorder like bulimia, binge eating disorder or anorexia. Each family should evaluate the options available to them and determine what works best for their individual situation. We asked Zanita Zody of Clementine, a residential treatment program for adolescent girls aged 13-18, some questions about residential treatment …

the science of weight loss can help people recover from eating disorders

A powerful weapon to fight eating disorders: diet science

Eating disorders are known to be complex, and many parents find that a child who has an eating disorder seems completely stuck in their misunderstanding of food and body size. There are two crucial elements to healing from an eating disorder: The first is emotional: a person must learn to process feelings and emotions in a healthy manner rather than …

Parents should use caution and conduct extensive research before agreeing to antidepressant medication for kids

The case against antidepressants for eating disorders and depression

This article is not medical advice. It’s advice for parents who have children and teens who may be prescribed antidepressants during eating disorder treatment. We are not anti-medication (antidepressants were helpful in my own recovery), but we do believe parents should have access to both sides of the discussion on antidepressants. The purspose of this article is to start conversations, …

When your child is diagnosed with an eating disorder, you need four types of professionals to make healing faster and easier

Four professionals you need on your team when your child has an eating disorder

If you suspect your child has an eating disorder, if your child has admitted that she or he has an eating disorder, or if your child has been diagnosed with an eating disorder, you should know that eating disorder recovery is 100% attainable and frequently occurs. Most of us who have eating disorders recover and parental engagement in the process …

Rosewood Center for Eating Disorders in Santa Monica, California provides outpatient care for adolescents/teenagers/teens who have eating disorders

What happens when you send your teenager to an outpatient treatment center for an eating disorder (Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, Santa Monica)

There are many options for treating an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and associated disorders. Which treatment plan you choose for your child depends mostly on your child’s individual situation and your family situation. Not every child will need to attend a treatment center. If you determine that attending a treatment center is necessary to keep your …