How to Help Someone With an Eating Disorder: 12 Tips
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added eight new tips to “How to Help Someone With an Eating Disorder: 12 Tips” and “Finding Help for an Eating Disorder”. New material written by Michelle Risser, LISW-S and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Kerry Heath, LPC-S, NCC, CEDS-S
Reviewer: Lynn Byars, MD