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Spotting an Eating Disorder
February 27, 2013
The New York Times Motherlode
Madi O'Dell was treated successfully in Children's Hospital Colorado's Eating Disorders Unit (EDU) for bulimia which began her freshman year in high school. Today, Madi is a strong advocate for eating disorder treatment and recovery.
“People think you choose to have an eating disorder because you want to lose weight. But that’s not how it was for me. I wanted to be in control" said Madi.
Learn more about the six ways to spot an eating disorder from Madi and Dr. Hagman, EDU medical director.
1. Watch for little changes
2. Listen to what your teenagers are saying
3. Schedule meals as well as activities
4. Notice new food obsessions
5. Act on your own instincts
6. Keep talking
Watch Madi describe her personal struggle with bulimia and how she got to where she is today.
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