September 15th, 2011
One of our challenges when working with both adults and adolescents suffering from eating disorders is educating their family. So often family members have a limited understanding of the disorders their loved ones are suffering from and this can be an obstacle in the family system being an asset in recovery. Here is some very basic eating disorder information provided by National Institute of Mental Health. Once a friend or family member understands some of these simple facts, then they have the opportunity with the guidance of a professional to understand the underlying factors leading to eating disorders.