This Friday, March 16, Routledge releases Understanding Teen Eating Disorders: Warning Signs, Treatment Options and Stories of Courage by three Central New York authors who bring years of experience and expertise in the eating disorder field to the subject.

Eating disorders are relatively common among tweens and teens and the numbers have stayed roughly the same for several decades despite effective prevention and early intervention treatment methods. What does research tell us now that we didn’t know ten years ago?

Understanding Teen Eating Disorders offers the latest research on the development, nature, and treatment of disordered eating of tweens and teens. This book will encourage and enrich the expertise of those seeking to support and/or treat tweens and teens with eating disorders.

Cris E. Haltom is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist who has treated eating disorders in her private practice in Ithaca, NY, for over 30 years. Cathie Simpson also lives and works in Ithaca, NY, where she is a psychotherapist and editor. Mary Tantillo is a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Eating disorders are often enduring and difficult to treat, especially without early intervention. They are a public health concern, costly, and diminish one’s quality of life. What can be done and what works?

Cris Haltom, Cathie Simpson, and Mary Tantillo bring their expertise and experience treating clients with eating disorders to their new book which offers real stories, current research, best practices, and hope for recovery. The co-authors present seven case studies to illustrate the wide array of interpersonal and family dynamics, heritability factors, life-stage variables, personality, motivational, medical, mental health, and socioeconomic and cultural factors which are relevant to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of teen eating disorders.

Real stories. Current research. Best practices. Hope for recovery.


2 thoughts on “Understanding Teen Eating Disorders

  1. This is a timely issue in the schools. It would be interesting to read about the varying cases. I would like to hear the advice given to each person suffering from the eating disorder.

    • You’re the first one to sign-up Brenda! Posted another blog today for the giveaway, but I will include you in the random drawing for this title. Thanks for your interest.

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