Julie O'Toole: Parents do not cause eating disorders

Julie O’Toole: Parents do not cause eating disorders

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to pediatrician Julie O’Toole. We discuss:

  • Progression of the Kartini Clinic – Kartini Clinic is an internationally recognized pediatric eating disorder treatment program for boys and girls.
  • Strength of outpatient setting for treating eating disorders in both children and adults.
  • Importance of empowering parents to help continue treatment in the home
  • Steep stepdown of IP to OP and how this can be overcome
  • What the process of putting a child into a higher level of care looks like from the intake form onwards
  • How attitudes towards eating disorders have changed over the last couple of decades
  • The importance of a food-first approach for weight restoration

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Dr. Julie O’Toole is founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kartini Clinic. Dr. O’Toole is a board certified pediatrician and has been in private pediatric practice for more than two decades.


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About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.

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