The obesity rate among children has doubled in the last twenty years, while the incidence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia has grown among adolescents and young adults to almost epidemic proportions. This is an essential guide to the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and obesity from the pediatricians, neurologists, child psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers at the renowned Children’s Hospital and its affiliate, the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic.
Included in the book:
RECOGNIZING EATING DISORDERS AND OBESITY: How to interpret the warning signs of anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating, and obesity
DIAGNOSIS: A step-by-step examination of the symptoms; the medical complications and effects; understanding the physical and psychological implications
TREATMENT: The current treatments available. Including medical and psychological therapies
RECOVERY: Family involvement for the recovery process; what to expect in the future; what is the prognosis for your child
Also included is a list of resources and organizations specializing in eating disorders