Teenage Eating Disorders (Aired July 29, 2011)
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This program features a powerful discussion of teenage eating disorders and one parent’s journey to help her daughter. The principal eating disorders are anorexia nervosa (self-starvation) and bulimia (binges followed by purging). The interview ranges from the early signs of the illness to the difficulties of finding effective cures. Included in the discussion are the painful effects of the illness on the child and on all family members. Most important, this remarkable parent shares her success in finding help.