Give Food A Chance
Give Food a Chance is a clinical guide to the treatment of eating disorders in children. Compiled from more than a decade of clinical experience treating eating disorders in children, Dr. O'Toole and her multidisciplinary team at Kartini Clinic's family-based Day Treatment program take a critical look at past and current eating disorder treatment philosophies, rejecting discredited theories that claim such disorders are caused by poor parenting, issues of control, rejection of adulthood, or society’s oppression of women. Instead, the author’s thesis is that anorexia nervosa in particular is a chronic, highly heritable brain disorder. The book is written for any parents or professionals who care for children with eating disorders.
Laura Collins, author of Eating With Your Anorexic, executive director of F.E.A.S.T (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) and founder of Around the Dinner Table, a forum for parents of children with eating disorders says this about Give Food a Chance:
“There are books one recommends to strangers, and those one presses on friends. I will be showing Give Food a Chance to my friends and enemies alike, and I look forward to the discussion it will initiate. Dr. O’Toole presents a conflict for all of us: we can either remain stuck in old and ineffective ideas or have the courage to reject them.“
We hope you find this book informative and useful in your pursuit of eating disorder help, healing, hope and growth.
At Kartini Clinic we practice in the knowledge that parents don't cause eating disorders and children don't choose to have them. To find out more about our Eating Disorder programs and why Kartini Clinic offers eating disorder help that is significantly different than programs you will likely find elsewhere.