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Physical health can become rapidly compromised by these behaviours
Prompt intervention is needed, with assessment and ongoing close supervision by family, guided by therapists and psychiatry in order to prevent deterioration.
These difficulties need to be taken seriously.
Seeking help for an eating disorder can be a very difficult thing to do as a family. Often parents worry that they will cause a deterioration in an already fragile young person.
Please do you seek urgent medical care from your GP if you are in anyway concerned about your child's health and seek an assessment as soon as possible in order to reach the best long term outcomes.
Treatment varies with each case but usually involves family therapy, emotion recognition work, dietician support, anxiety management and sometimes medication is required.
More useful information can be found here Royal College of Psychiatrists Eating concerns leaflet