Eating disorders often develop during the transition from childhood into adolescence and from adolescence into early adulthood, says psychologist Jack Wohlers, the clinical director of Centre Syracuse, a treatment program for adults and teens.
Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating can be viewed as a way to cope with life changes and stress, he says. Wohlers describes the secretive behaviors and shame that can be associated with these disorders and the importance of early detection and treatment.
Also on this week’s show: how to help a loved one struggling with addiction, and an Alzheimer's disease research project that seeks participants.
Tune in this Sunday, May 1 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.