35-57% of adolescent girls engage in crash dieting, fasting, self-induced vomiting, diet pills, or laxatives. Disordered eating also occurs in boys, but at a lower rate. Parents are often at a loss as to how to talk to their teens about their eating behaviors, especially when their child says that everything is fine. Finding quality treatment is difficult, especially now during the pandemic when rates of eating disorders are even higher than before, and clinics have long waiting lists. Stigma and shame continue to be factors that slow down diagnosis and treatment, and can lead to serious medical problems.
Treatment and recovery is possible! Join me and my guest Dr. Sara Buckelew to learn more.
Dr. Sara M. Buckelew is a pediatrician and specialist in adolescent medicine. She is Medical Director of the UCSF Eating Disorders Program and the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic at UCSF. Her focus is on caring for teenagers with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia. She is also involved in medical education at UCSF’s School of Medicine.
Dr. Buckelew earned her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and earned a master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. At UCSF, she completed a residency in preventive medicine and public health, followed by a fellowship in adolescent medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Pediatric Society and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
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