Eating Disorders in Children and Teens: What We Know Dr. James Lock will describe treatments for children and teens with eating disorders, including hospitalization, family therapy, and individual therapy. He'll review the evidence for each method's effectiveness and talk about studies coming up and what they might show us about treatment.
What Pediatricians and Parents Should Know Dr. Rebecka Peebles will address the medical side of eating disorders in children and teens. She will review what families should expect from their pediatric provider when receiving medical monitoring during treatment of an eating disorder.
Helping Parents Help Their Kids: Understanding Family-based Treatment Dr. Daniel Le Grange will describe the Maudsley approach and talk about common concerns and misconceptions.
Panel Discussion: Putting Treatment into Practice at Home Maudsley Parents co-chair Harriet Brown will moderate a discussion of families’ real-life concerns and challenges, as well as practical strategies and solutions.
About our Speakers
Dr. Lock is a child psychiatrist and Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Stanford University. He directs the Eating Disorders Program in the Division of Child Psychiatry and is psychiatric director of an inpatient eating disorder program for children and adolescents at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Je has authored many scientific publications on eating disorders in youth and received the Price Family Foundation Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorder Association, an NIMH Early Career Development Award, and an NIMH Mid-Career Development Award.
Dr. Peebles is an Assistant Professor in the Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Medical Director and the Director of Research and Quality of the Eating Disorder Services of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research focuses on disordered eating in teens of diverse weight ranges, and how the Internet can be used to both help and harm young people as they try to approach a healthy weight. Her most recent work has been funded by the American Heart Association.
Dr. Le Grange is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of Chicago. He trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, and was a member of the team at the Maudsley Hospital that developed family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa. He has authored numerous research publications and received an National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Early Career Development Award. Dr. Le Grange is currently principal investigator for studies on treatment of both bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa.
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