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Should I physically stop my daughter from vomiting?
An_246655 posted:
Last night, my 17 year old daughter revealed she had bulimia. Tomorrow morning I plan to call different treatment centers and get her in therapy right away. But what about today? Should I restrain her from vomiting? Do I follow her around all day and keep an eye on her?
Now that I'm writing the questions it doesn't seem like I should do that at all but I would love to hear from professionals, bulimics and parents to see what they have done.
Thank you
PrInCeSsInNY responded:
The WORST thing you could do is try to control her bulimia, ESPECIALLY when she admitted the problem to you. I understand that you want to protect her, but there are better ways to do it than others. Definitely have her see a counselor, maybe psychiatrist for meds, and a nutritionist. BUT one at a time and at a SLOW pace! Remember that eating disorders are about control not about food. It's a longggg road but recovery is possible..the sooner the better. I hope this helps

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