Carole Blueweiss

Anorexia: A Father’s Perspective

EPISODE SUMMARY

Dr. Blueweiss speaks with Nafiz Cekirge, a father in central New Jersey who  speaks candidly about the impact that anorexia has had on his oldest daughter and on the family. There are a lot of unknowns to do with eating disorders and Nafiz helps us to understand the complexity of anorexia  and the importance of listening to your instincts if you suspect your child is struggling.

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Mentioned in this Episode

TREATMENTS & TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Family-Based Treatment

A type of therapy which involves all family members in treatment of the individual with the disorder. Currently considered the gold standard approach for addressing anorexia nervosa. Views food as medicine, and places responsibility for all meal decisions, shopping, and preparation with caretaker in early phases of this modality. 
https://www.feast-ed.org/what-is-family-based-treatment/

 

FAMILY THERAPIST

Amy Begel

https://www.amybegel.com/

 

ADOLESCENT MEDICINE EATING DISORDER SPECIALIST

Dr. Jennifer Northridge

https://doctors.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/provider/Jennifer+L.+Northridge/1317171

 

TREATMENT FACILITIES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Princeton Center for Eating Disorders at Penn Medicine

https://www.princetonhcs.org/care-services/center-for-eating-disorders-care

Hidden River, Chester NJ

https://hiddenriverhealing.com

 

LEVELS OF CARE

Inpatient: patient acutely ill, and requires medical stabilization.

Residential: highly structured live-in environment for medically stable patients; offers 24X7 support.

Partial Hospitalization (PHP): a step-down treatment-based day program; offers recovery-based therapies and support along with opportunities to practice recovery outside of program.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP): flexible treatment program; assumes patient is able to participate in school, work, and so on. Treatment team (therapist, nutritionist) providing regular support.

 

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