Eating Disorder Facts for Teens and Parents Diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa Scientists continue to discover more information about eating disorders. 13.2% of young people will meet the criteria for diagnosis for an eating disorder by the time they reach their 20th birthday. Eating disorders are a leading cause of mental illness in young people. […]READ MORE..
Family-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders: Putting Parents at the Front of the Eating Disorder Treatment
Advice for families embarking on Family-Based Therapy (FBT) and recommendations for families looking for alternative treatment options. It is clinically acknowledged that including families in the treatment of eating disorders is good practice, in the vast majority of circumstances. The degree of involvement will depend upon several factors, taking into consideration the needs of the […]READ MORE..
The Eating Disorder Bed Crisis 1.25 million people in the UK are estimated to have an eating disorder. Waiting lists for eating disorder beds in the UK are leaving many families at breaking point. The UK eating disorder charity, BEAT, reports that the current waiting times are up to two years. Eating disorders are severe […]READ MORE..
Body Image and Eating Disorders in Children and Teenagers From East to West, children and teenagers constantly gather information from people, things and events in their environment. They use this information to make judgments and form opinions about themselves, others and the world around them. Can exposure to unrealistic expectations and perfectionism affect the self-confidence […]READ MORE..
How New Research Into Predicting Eating Disorders Could Provide Opportunities For Earlier Intervention
What Are Eating Disorders? An eating disorder causes an individual to interact with food in an unhealthy way: eating excessive amounts in an uncontrolled manner, limiting food intake or getting rid of food through purging, fasting, laxative intake or over-exercising. It is also possible for a combination of these behaviours to occur together. Individuals who have an […]READ MORE..
Young People, Body Image and Eating Disorders Feeling fat. Is this an experience that you have had recently or that you have heard your partner, daughter, son or colleagues share? It is a relatively common expression and appears to transcend cultures and languages. There is an equivalent expression in most languages. While those who identify […]READ MORE..
Discovering how Early Intervention and Treatment for Teenagers and Young Adults can save a life. Parents often find it difficult to describe ‘when and where’ they first noticed signs that their child was struggling with the early signs of an eating disorder. For many parents, periods of increasingly ‘picky eating’ and changes in style of […]READ MORE..
Meal Support can help sustained recovery in Eating Disorder Treatment Programs for Teenagers and Young Adults. Our families are often particularly interested in Meal Support and observations when researching Eating Disorder Treatment Programs. This is understandable, as they have often experienced mealtimes at home as being fraught with difficulty. Food and eating may have become […]READ MORE..