Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

  • Authors: James Lock, MD, PhD, and Daniel Le Grange, PhD

  • Publisher: The Guilford Press, 2005

If your teenager shows signs of having an eating disorder, you may hope that, with the right mix of love, encouragement, and parental authority, he or she will just "snap out of it." If only it were that simple. To make matters worse, certain treatments assume you've somehow contributed to the problem and prohibit you from taking an active role. But as you watch your own teen struggle with a life-threatening illness, every fiber of your being tells you there must be some part you can play in restoring your child's health.

In Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, James Lock and Daniel Le Grange—two of the nation's top experts on the treatment of eating disorders—present compelling evidence that your involvement as a parent is critical. In fact, it may be the key to conquering your child's illness.