Thursday, December 16, 2010

Do Parents Cause Eating Disorders?

If you know me at all or have heard me talk, you know I am constantly shouting from the rooftops that PARENTS DON'T CAUSE EATING DISORDERS!  Now, it's one thing for me to share this from all the research I have done but here I want to back that up with the paper released recently by the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED).  It is in a pdf and the link is here:

Here is an excerpt from the paper:
"The AED stands firmly against any model of eating disorders in which family influences are seen as the primary cause of eating disorders, condemns statements that blame families for their child's illness, and recommends that families be included in the treatment of younger patients, unless this is clearly ill advised on clinical grounds."

I welcome your experiences as a parent.

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