Adolescence Childhood

Understanding eating disorders

Expert: Dr. Tara Porter
Masterclass structure: 11 lessons (32:52 minutes)

About this class

Most people look forward to eating, it usually means spending time with friends and family, nourishing your body, and experiencing good food. But for a person with an eating disorder, eating brings about different and complicated feelings. In this masterclass, Dr Tara Porter, talks about bulimia and anorexia during the teenage years, so that parents and caregivers know the signs we should look at, and how to act should we find ourselves in this situation. This masterclass is of interest to parents of children aged 10 and onwards.

About the expert

Dr Tara Porter is a Clinical Psychologist and writer. She has worked in the UK public health NHS for 25 years, mainly in child and adolescent mental health. Now she works privately, writes and speaks about mental health. She is the author of a Sunday Times Bestselling book called “You Don’t Understand Me” which has been translated into 17 other languages, and is sold all around the world. It is written to the young women of the world.

Lessons in this class

12 Lessons (32:52min)
The complete masterclass 32:08
1. Lesson - Meet your expert 0:55
2. Lesson - What is an eating disorder? 2:53
3. Lesson - Eating disorders: Only for teenage girls? 0:58
4. Lesson - I have a teenager: Signs to look for 1:49
5. Lesson - My adolescent has an erratic eating behaviour: How I do know if there is an issue? 2:18
6. Lesson - What is healthy eating for a teenager? 4:54
7. Lesson - Why do some children develop anorexia and others don't? 5:43
8. Lesson - Why do some children develop bulimia and others don't? 4:13
10. Lesson - I suspect my child has an eating disorder: Should I go to a professional and share it with school and family? 2:53
11. Lesson - Are eating disorders a form of self-harm? 0:34
12. Lesson - Take home message 1:12

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