The combination of autism and an eating disorder. Signs of autism; tips from parents; links to more resources.
In this post I offer you three evidence-based approaches to address the effect of traumas large and small, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Our lives, as we support a child with an eating disorder, is peppered with distressing or fearful events — some affect us for a day, and some can bring us to tears, or invade our sleep, even when all is well again. It’s not uncommon for parents to report PTSD.
Our children too accumulate traumas: there’s the eating, the delusional states, the treatment centres, the suicidality, the sense of being utterly alone and misunderstood, and the terrible fights with parents and siblings.
Some traumas stick and lead to post-traumatic stress. Others make us grow and lead to post-traumatic growth.
How can we transform the things that deeply shocked our word into wisdom, gratitude, expansion? Or, less ambitiously, how can we stop being reacting disproportionately to the slightest trigger?
A parent’s experience with a long-term vegan daughter. Tips and words of caution.
The main eating disorders: binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, ARFID and OSFED. What defines them and how they affect a young person.
Last updated on July 16th, 2021How does Scotland treat eating disorders? The good news is that if you have a child or adolescent suffering from an eating disorder in Scotland, there are good chances he or she will receive excellent, evidence-based treatment, and that this will be offered promptly. Scotland has led the way in …
Vor ca. 10 Jahren hat Frau Prof. Dr. Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, die sich schon sehr lange mit dem Thema Magersucht beschäftigt, in einer Studie an ihrer Klinik in Aachen festgestellt, dass die Rückfallquote bei den Patienten die statt stationärer Behandlung in der Tagesklinik behandelt wurden, deutlich geringer war. Sie setzte sich das Ziel diese Zahl weiter …
Last updated on May 11th, 2021This is an excerpt from Chapter 13 of 'Anorexia and other eating disorders – how to help your child eat well and be well' To hear me demonstrating some of what follows, check out the many Bitesize audios on this topic. I also occasionally run a workshop to help parents …
Parents’ FAQs on NG tube feeding someone with anorexia nervosa. Willingly or under restraint.
Excerpt from Chapter 7: How to help your child to eat. Tips to feed our sons and daughters in spite of the eating disorder. All the tips I’ve learned from experience, from our therapists and from other parents. I use a bungee-jumping analogy to illustrate the principles. Later, I’ll offer some examples using practical scenarios.
Extract from Ch 15. All about your wellbeing, your resilience, your strengths, so that you can cope right now and even flourish in the longer term. Resources and nourishment for your soul.