Why Would My Son or Daughter Stop Eating?

Why Would My Son or Daughter Stop Eating?It can be incredibly difficult for parents to watch their child lose dramatic amounts of weight. No matter how old your child may be recognizing anorexia in your son or daughter is frightening, but there is help available.

Questions about Anorexia

The sight of your child transforming from a vibrant and healthy person into a shadow of herself can bring up a lot of concerned questions. You may be wondering questions such as the following:

  • Why did my child develop an eating disorder?
  • Did I do something to cause this?
  • How can I get my child help?
  • Is recovery from anorexia possible?
  • What short-term dangers is my child facing?
  • What long-term health effects is my child facing?

The answers to these questions can vary greatly between individuals. While there are many reasons that encourage anorexia to develop, what is affecting your child is completely unique to him or her. Here are a few of the most frequently seen reasons for the development of an eating disorder:

  • Recent life-changes that make your child feel like life is out of control
  • Stress from school, peers or relationships that makes the person feel less than perfect
  • Unresolved trauma or a recent assault
  • Pressure from an outside influence such as coach or trainer that is contributing to a distorted self-image
  • Depression and anxiety
  • A strong desire for perfection

What can you do to help your child recover from an eating disorder? There are several anorexia treatment options available; however, it is important to understand that some people develop this dangerous eating disorder because of the pressures and stresses piled upon them by their own parents. Be acutely aware of how you handle the situation lest you unwittingly make things a lot worse.

Types of Anorexia

As a concerned parent, it is natural that you should want to help your child recover from this dangerous eating disorder. There are several options available to you, and some of them are as follows:

  • Hire an interventionist who has experience dealing with the various anorexia types. An interventionist will guide you and other concerned family members to an effective intervention
  • During the intervention it is generally best if you do not make your child feel as though he is being attacked or ganged up on; your interventionist will walk you through steps to ensure this doesn’t happen
  • An anorexia treatment program is the best option to help your loved one to recover fully from this eating disorder; a treatment program will offer a secure and stable environment that offers a variety of beneficial therapies

We offer medically supervised programs that will take your child’s health and nutrition needs into consideration. We are here to help people break free from anorexia so that they can resume a life that is much healthier and happier.

Help for Anorexia

Our toll-free, 24 hour helpline is staffed by knowledgeable counselors who will do their utmost to help answer your questions and address your concerns. We will also help you find the best workable solutions for getting your loved one quality treatment, including arranging insurance coverage for treatment. Call us, today. We are here to help.