Panelist discussion of 15-year-old with restrictive anorexia: “Weight loss in childhood is not normal”

Experts from Kartini Clinic for Children and Families and Pediatric Associates of the Northwest hosted a live webinar on Wed., Jan. 6, to discuss a case of a patient with severely disordered food intake and activity.

From this event: “Weight loss in childhood is not normal. You have to hold onto that concept. Because even though it isn’t desirable for a 15-year-old girl to weight 250 pounds, it’s not a good trade-off for her to weight 90. In fact, she’s much more endangered at 90 than she was at 250.” -Dr. Julie O’Toole

Panelists:

  1. Dr. Julie O’Toole, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kartini Clinic for Children and Families
  2. Dr. Bruce Birk, Pediatric Associates of the Northwest in Portland, Oregon
  3. Naghmeh Moshatel, MD, CEDS, Medical Director of Kartini Clinic for Children and Families
  4. David Spiro, MD, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, ReelDx

Feel free to use this webinar in the classroom! We’d love your feedback.

About Katrini Clinic

Video cases captured at Portland, Oregon’s Kartini Clinic for Children and Families. Kartini Clinic is an internationally recognized pediatric eating disorder treatment program. Since 1998 Kartini has treated more than 3000 children and young adults with all forms of disordered eating. Kartini takes a evidence-based, medical approach to the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or food phobia, as well as those whose disordered eating contributes to unwanted weight gain. Kartini Clinic’s multi-disciplinary staff of pediatricians and licensed psychotherapists is one of the most experienced in the country.