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mamm_mia46 posted:
please help my step daughter is 14 yrs old and the past yr in a half she has been going through the an anarexia phase but the past month its been really bad. idk what to do except take her to the doctors and even then she lies to her doctor im just scared and she acts like its not a big deal when i know better. and she has been lying and stealing and she is failing school and she doesnt care no matter how we explain to her she cant be doing this she acts like she dont care. im afraid she is gonna do something stupid please help. she also gets an attitude if she gets in trouble or something doesnt go her way. please help
phoenix31674 responded:
You need to get her to a child psychologist who specializes in adolescents and eating disorders. She has asserting her individuality, but in a very destructive way. You may also want to be prepared for family counselling depending on what the psychologist finds so that all of you can learn coping skills.

Best of luck to you.
romay87 responded:
I feel your pain When my daughter was 12 she was digianose with anorexia . You need to find a place that specialises in treating eating disorders. One of the top places in the country isin Tulsa ,Ok. Laureate psychiatric hospital. thay really know their stuff there. there are also others around the country Remuda ranch is one. Your daughter right now isn't in control the eating disorder is. the sooner you get her specialised help the better the prognosis. I also recommend the website something for more resources. My daufghter is now 18 and doing wonderful. She only struggles a small part of the time. I'm sorry you are joining the club none of us wanted to be in. the road is long at times a bumpy but recovery is possible.

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