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Hi, I have a 17yr old daughter who like many is concious of weight issues, she is 5'9 and very slim.
She has always seem

Posted Mar 24 2010 7:47am

I love that you’re a mom who’s concerned about her daughter’s health. That’s wonderful.

I have to say, it’s a bit worrisome that you say she’s “conscious of weight issues” and now feels run-down and has actually fainted.

Those two things together are huge red flags of a possible eating disorder. No matter what you suggest she eat, it may not help if she’s suffering from an eating disorder or disordered eating.

Have you suggested she see a mental health professional? They can be really invaluable for people with any kind of body image issue or eating disorder. I’m not qualified at all to tackle serious eating disorders, but I hope both of you consider seeing a professional.

Thanks for reading!

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