I want to help, but I'm scared I'll make things worse.... How can I find the right thing to say? When a friend or family member shows signs of an eating disorder, often our first impulse is to charge in, give advice, and try to fix what is wrong. But these tactics-however well-intentioned-can backfire. In this compassionate guide, you'll discover ways to tackle the tough topics of body image, media messages, physical touch, diet, and exercise-along with a special section on talking about these issues with children. You'll learn when to get professional help, how to handle emergencies, and answers to difficult questions such as "Am I too fat?" and "Is this okay to eat?" Dr. Jeanne Albronda Heaton and Claudia J. Strauss offer specific, straightforward advice on what to do and what not to do-what to say and what not to say-to avoid frustration and help your loved one live a healthier life.Heaton, Jeanne A. is the author of 'Talking To Eating Disorders Simple Ways To Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Or Body Image Issues', published 2005 under ISBN 9780451215222 and ISBN 0451215222.