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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Tips For Completing Maudsley Treatment With Your Child

by Carla Hudson

If you have a child that is suffering from an eating disorder, you might have noticed that one of the treatments that is most widely advised is the Maudsley treatment program. Maudsley treatment is essentially when the parents take control of their child's eating situation, meaning that the parents take control of what the child eats, when the child eats, how much the child eats, and any other details. This allows the child to focus the voice that is screaming in his or her head about how food is going to make him or her fat on the parents, rather than on him or herself. By refocusing the voice, the child is able to actually get him or herself to eat, gain weight, and get healthy. Here are some tips for making sure that Maudsley is as successful as possible.

1. Don't Go It Alone

Your first step is to find your child an adolescent outpatient treatment program that specializes in eating disorders. You want to do this for three reasons.

The first is that there are likely going to be Maudsley specialists at the outpatient treatment center that you can consult with whenever you are having difficulties.

The second is that it gets your child out of the house and helps provide emotional support for the discomfort that he or she is going through as a result of having to eat and gain weight. Maudsley can be difficult for the child because he or she is going to feel very uncomfortable with his or her body. Being able to get skills to deal with this discomfort will make getting to a healthy weight and keeping healthy eating habits easier.

Finally, you want your child in an outpatient program because it will allow him or her to see other people his or her own age that have made it farther in Maudsley. You want to show your child that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

2. Go With High Calorie, Low Density Foods

If your child needs to gain a ton of weight in order to stabilize his or her vitals, then you are going to need to be sure that your child is eating a large number of calories a day. Your child might feel discomfort at this large volume of food. One way to make this easier is to try to be sure that your child is eating foods that are high in calories but not high in volume. For example, a slice of cheesecake and a bucket of popcorn might have the same amount of calories, but your child is going to feel more physically full after eating the popcorn rather than the cheesecake.

3. Don't Let Your Child Grocery Shop or Cook With You in the Beginning

When your child first starts Maudsley, his or her eating disorder is going to be out of control and is going to fight with you on everything that you try to put on his or her plate. You can decrease the stress by not fighting or negotiating with the eating disorder at all and instead simply keeping your child out of the kitchen and the grocery store.

For more information, talk to an adolescent outpatient treatment center for eating disorders.