Many people’s New Year’s resolutions center around starting new habits and trying to get healthier. People often have a goal of losing a certain number of pounds or going to the gym a certain number of times. But Dr. Katy Miller suggests taking a different approach to resolutions with your kids.
On the two-year anniversary of COVID-19, we’re learning more about the impact of the pandemic on adolescent mental health, particularly eating disorders in kids and teens. There were more than four times the number of adolescents treated in the emergency department (ED) across the country for eating disorders in 2022 than in 2020, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that was released in February.
The holidays are a time many people look forward to, filled with food and family gatherings. But for many people, especially those with eating disorders, this time of the year can be challenging. Get tips for supporting children with eating disorders here.
April 18, 2017, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Paul
Children's Minnesota experts are leaders in the development of treatment for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). ARFID is a newly recognized eating disorder that is characterized by a lack of interest in eating or food, avoidance based on the sensory characteristics of food (e.g. textures), or a concern about aversive consequences of eating (e.g. fear or vomiting, choking or abdominal pain). Patients with ARFID do not exhibit body image concerns but their eating patterns interfere with appropriate growth or result in weight loss or impairments in daily functioning.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which there’s a cycle of binging and purging calories through actions like vomiting, laxatives or compulsive exercise. It’s related to self-image.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which people obsess about their weight and what they eat. They maintain a body weight well below what’s normal for their height and age, often through starving or excessive exercise. Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among teen girls according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Minneapolis
This week's grand rounds will feature:
January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Edina
Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders – 2016 Education Series
Family Based Treatment (FBT), also known as the Maudsley Approach, is the leading evidence based treatment for eating disorders in adolescents and children. FBT has also shown efficacy for bulimia nervosa. In FBT, the parents are considered to be the best resource for their child’s recovery. Parents play an active and positive role in order to help their child to: