My daughter currently battles against this illness. On good days she will eat a few bites, drink her Ensure, take her meds., and smile. On bad days she refuses all food and liquids, has panic attacks, clings to me and begs for help. Have any dopers been there, and can you give me advice to help her overcome?

Ther is a site you might want to look at:

I hope this helps!


I have a link off of my web page to a really good site:

Good luck.

Get her all the professional help that you can / sorry you diddnt meet me this morning

Yes, get help. I’ve been there, and I came out of it OK with no help, but I was never as bad as the case you described. Your daughter might not be as lucky as I was.

Modest? You bet I’m modest! I am the queen of modesty!

My wife is a psychiatric professional who deals exclusively with eating disorders. If you have any specific questions, I’ll pass them on to her.