Health Dialogues is a special series from KQED's "The California Report" that facilitates an ongoing discussion of California health care issues that are important to the underserved: children, low-income residents, minorities, and people with disabilities to name just a few.
We start with 16-year-old Lydia Gustav-Werthen, as she shares her battle with anorexia nervosa. Lydia was hospitalized five times, before she beat the illness. Host Scott Shafer then discusses how to deal with cases like Lydia, with two experts from a program aimed at understanding eating disorders.Guest: Dr. James Lock, MD, psychiatric director of the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital.Guest: Dr. Seth Ammerman, MD, clinical professor at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital. Reporter: Shuka Kalantari