This is a comprehensive, positive, and practical guide to detecting the early signs of eating disorders and then curing them. Written with years of experience and expertise, it encourages parents to understand the illness, overcome their fears, and take control of the situation, whether that means enforcing a strict meal plan or taking the decision to seek professional help. The book includes early signs to look out for; the possible effects of the illness, both physical and psychological; the treatments available; and, most importantly, the plan, which helps parents to take positive action and really make a difference to their child's life.
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Anorexia and bulimia are psychological illnesses with frightening physical symptoms, some obvious, some hidden. This definitive guide to a complex psychological illness will help parents recognize the signs that a child might have an eating disorder and also understand why the illness has developed. Dr. Dawson details what actually works to prevent, combat and overcome the diseases.About the Author:
Dr. Dee Dawson is director of Rhodes Farm, a clinic that cares for children with severe eating disorders.
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Book Description Random House UK, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091876524