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Eating Disorders – What To Look For and How To Help Your Child

Eating Recovery Center's Julie Holland Faylor was featured on ModernMom.com discussing the important role families and caregivers play during the discovery, treatment and recovery of eating disorders.  Through my own struggle with an eating disorder for nearly a decade, and now my expertise in working with patients suffering from eating disorders, I can’t stress enough the important role families and caregivers play during the discovery, treatment and recovery of eating disorders. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. And contrary to what many believe, eating disorders are not a disorder of choice, but rather a genetic predisposition that can be triggered by any number of life-changing events, many of which take place during the developmental milestones of children. The majority of eating disorders—up to 95 percent—develop in young people between the ages of 12 and 25. During this time, children are experiencing the stress of school, being bullied and the pressure to fit in... Read the full article.

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