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If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder

Book cover of If Your Adolescent Has an Eating DisorderIn the second edition of If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents, B. Timothy Walsh, M.D., and Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D., offer an authoritative guide to understanding and helping a teenager who has or is at risk of of developing an eating disorder. The book, developed for parents and other adults, such as teachers and guidance counselors, who are regularly in contact with adolescents, includes such eating disorders as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorders.

The book, published in the summer of 2020 by Oxford University Press, combines the latest science, including the newest treatments and most up-to-date research findings on eating disorders, with the practical wisdom of parents who have been raising teens with eating disorders.

Angela Guarda M.D., Stephen and Jean Robinson Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and director of the eating disorders program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, calls the book “an excellent introductory guide for parents of teens and young adults … [that] provides pragmatic, factual information on eating disorders, how to access care for your child, and what to expect.”


  • B. Timothy Walsh
  • Deborah R. Glasofer