Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 05, 2014
The heartbreak of parents and family hearing from their loved one about a diagnosis of eating disorder must be hard to imagine for most observers. In the Amazon.com Kindle release, "Stop Eating Disorder Now," James Alterman achieves three main goals. First, he lays out the potential eating disorder-related challenges faced by high school and college athletes in their quest to be the best they can be for their own goals, the goals of their schools athletic programs, and, for their own education goals.
Second, he introduces the potential health and emotional consequences of untreated eating disorder illness. Some of these include cardio, digestive and general endocrine system-damaging effects.
Third, James offers a template in the Intervention section for the conversation that is necessary to have between the health care worker and the student. Here, the results of the assessment data are shared in a caring, respectful way.
In addition, James reports that family environments that stress over-achievement may place future varsity daughters at risk for practicing eating disorder-related behaviors. Three of these behaviors may be over-training at the gym, calorie-counting and taking diet pills to inappropriately control body image perceptions. In addition, James touches upon the influence of the student suffering from a current depression or anxiety diagnosis on her increased risk for practicing these behaviors.
In the Intervention section, James offers an easy-to-read example of a conversation that shows how the nurse or therapist can express her level of concern regarding the student’s current set of behaviors, attitudes, rituals and lifestyle choices related to her possible eating disorder diagnosis prevention choices. If the assessment indicates a significant risk level or current diagnosis, a higher level of care is considered.
Who can benefit from learning the details of eating disorder prevention execution? Clinicians, parents, conscientious coaches and trainers, and, college administrators all can call attention in their schools and communities to what they learn in the book. The main point: Prevention is possible! Regarding a future self-care primer, James is getting ready to publish a related book soon.
For information on James’ Self-Care talks with athlete group, coaches and parents, please call his publicist, Jim Edwards, at (312)-636-9474. Or write to James.Alterman.Confidant(at)goalsmaniac(dot)com.