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Co-dependency in Eating Disorders Caregiving

April 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Featured, Parents

There is often a fine line between being a supportive parent or caregiver of a person with an eating disorder, and experiencing co-dependency in eating disorders caregiving. Melody Beattie’s definitions of co-dependency are by far my favorite.  She has a few versions listed on, Challenges Recovery Communications Network,  that help to clarify what she means […]

Family Based Therapy for Adolescents with Anorexia

March 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Anorexia, Parents

  Jack and Susannah Pierce (names changed) are caring, supportive parents. They have been on a rollercoaster since their daughter Wendi, now 15, was diagnosed with anorexia almost a year ago. “It was a vicious cycle,” says Jack. “She was hospitalized twice due to very low weight. As soon as she was discharged from the […]

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