NBC news story showing a family doing Maudsley

I really like this news video of a family participating in Family-Based Maudsley treatment at the University of Chicago:

http: / / video.nbc5.com/ player/ ? id= 165309

Normal, loving family + a skilled clinician using evidence-based practices = a safe landing from a awful disease.

Fly, drive, walk, or crawl to get this kind of support. Run from clinicians who cannot or will not support your whole family to restore your child's health and well-being.


  1. Laura,

    This is a wonderful video. I've shared it with my extended family and work colleagues. Thank you so much for posting it. Do you think it is appropriate to show our children with AN?

  2. Good question. I think it is a judgment call.

    In general, I think it is best for young, symptomatic people to get all their messages from close family and clinicians.

    If your motive is to get a child to buy in, or to understand what you are thinking and doing - I don't think it usually works. Our actions speak louder than anyone's words.

    And there is always the risk that ED will use some aspect of any book/movie/news clip and twist it in unexpected ways.

    That said, I'd MUCH rather my child run across this video than pretty much anything else out there in the media about EDs!


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