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Eating disorders Anorexia in boys

Today, Dan opens up and expresses himself more easily with his parents. They see that it as a sign of ongoing recovery.

"If a young person suspects that a friend or sibling has an eating disorder," says Dr. Sim. "it's important that to tell an adult. Anorexia is such a powerful disease; if you offer support and it's rejected, it can be really frustrating. So, it's important to talk to an adult to see how they can intervene."

Mary Kay tells parents of children with eating disorders never to give up, even when they try to push you away. "Danny and I were talking a few months ago," Mary Kay says. "He said he doesn't remember much about the hospital except that we went there every night."

For support groups and referrals near you call the Eating Disorder Health Link National Hotline:1-847-831-3438

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