When anorexia hits home

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Your first reactions to realizing that a child, other family member or a friend might have an eating disorder may be horror, fear, worry, and disbelief. Unless the situation has reached the level of an immediate emergency, an intense, forceful reaction can drive the person away physically or make them stop trusting you and ramp up secretive eating behaviors. This is exactly what you don’t want. The following article is full of excellent advice for those suffering from eating disorders and the people who love them.

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/anorexia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment.htm

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