Our next #endED Twitter chat is Wed, April 20th with Harriet Brown. We’ll discuss myths and facts about anorexia nervosa, family-based treatment, and ways in which families can positively affect eating disorder recovery. Check out the Facebook Event Page for more details, including how to participate in a twitter chat if you’ve never done so before. Below are the questions Harriet will be discussing. I hope you can make it!
About Harriet Brown
Harriet is a tremendously successful writer, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, O, Health, Glamour, Vogue, and more. She specializes in writing about issues that affect the lives of women and children.
In her book “Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia” she “recounts her family’s efforts to help their oldest daughter recover from anorexia nervosa.” It is one of the best books I have read on the topics of eating disorders, families, and family-based treatment. An absolute must-read for anyone affected by an eating disorder.
Questions we’ll discuss during our Twitter Chat
Q1 What do you think are the biggest myths about anorexia nervosa (AN)?
Q2.1 What exactly is family-based treatment (FBT)?
Q2.2 How is it different from other types of eating disorder treatment?
Q3.1 What are the biggest myths about FBT?
Q3.1 What are the obstacles for families to use FBT?
Q4 What should I do if I think my child has an ED? (this would be a great place to share resources/stats)
Q5 How can we help our children have a balanced/healthy relationship with food and their bodies?
Q 6 What has been the most rewarding part of sharing your knowledge and experience with families struggling?
The goal of #endED is to bring anyone and everyone together who care about ending eating disorders. My hope is to end the silence and myths about eating disorders, create a place for honest and informed discussion, while offering hope and encouragement.