Today I sponsored a free Q & A on FBT for parents with questions on FBT and eating disorder treatment. Among the themes that emerged were the following:
- The desperately poor standard of care that continues to guide the treatment of eating disorders across the country
- The continued dominance of treatment that lacks empirical support (and is actually empirically contraindicated)
- The valor of parents who continue to fight for the health of their children despite facing enormous obstacles, including lack of health insurance and scarce monetary resources
I will be following up with the families who took advantage of today’s session and do my best to combat the above challenges.
Effective eating disorders treatment should not have to be a luxury. Our kids’ lives depend on us all doing more and better.