7 Questions Every Parent Should Ask An Eating Disorder Therapist

Every parent should ask their therapist these question before they give them access to their child:

  • 1. What do you think causes this illness?
  • 2. Did you suffer from anorexia and if so, do you still have anorexic thoughts?
  • 3. What “issues” do you deal with in therapy? Have you found that there are common issues that you deal with in your ED patients?
  • 4. What role do you believe the parent plays in recovery? How would you define recovery?
  • 5. Have you heard of Maudsley? What is your experience with it?
  • 6. Have you looked at Walter Kaye’s research on Anorexia and if so, what do you think of it?
  • 7. What books do you recommend to parents? to sufferers?
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