Not all “resolution” diets result in eating disorders, but a lot of eating disorders begin with a diet. When a genetic pre-disposition toward developing an eating disorder is combined with a change in eating patterns and/or increased activity in children, adolescents and young adults at the peak of growth and development, there is great risk for an eating disorder to develop. Therefore, it’s important for parents to be alert to significant changes in their children’s eating and activity patterns.
Forget about January. February can be the month of the anti-resolution. Read how from Beaumont’s Stephanie Milstein, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist for the BRIDGE program at the Beaumont Children’s Hospital Hough Center for Adolescent Health.
The BRIDGE program offers a full spectrum of eating disorder treatment options for Southeastern Michigan adolescents and young adults ages 10 to 22. Providing skills and support to both young people and their parents enables collaboration that is beneficial in the recovery process. Come learn more about the programs at the BRIDGE Program Open House March 5, 7 to 9 p.m., Beaumont Health Center, Royal Oak. Call 248-594-3142 for details.