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Marie answers: - Maudsley Parents

Marie answers: - Maudsley Parents

Marie answers: - Maudsley

Marie answers: 1. Can you give us some background on your family and let us know when you first realized there was a problem Family background: Mother, father married, son now 20 and daughter (with anorexia) 17 now and was 16 when it all began. Live in the suburbs of a larger Michigan city. We first realized there was a problem in June of 2005; however, we think it began about a month prior to our realizing it. In late May, our daughter had many things change in her life. • • • • • • • She decided she didnʼt like the soccer coach and wouldnʼt be pursuing soccer as she had lovingly for the previous 10 years or so. She got a part-time job and continued with school. Her brother graduated HS and would be leaving home soon. Diabetic (obese) grandmother came to visit for 2 weeks and got very ill so stayed a month. She had daughter sneak her sweet, sugary snacks all the time. Grandmother requested her help to get into the bathtub as well. Became very ill with an upper respiratory infection that spread to her grandmother (hence the month-long visit, which included a hospital stay). Did a runway modeling competition (she committed to without our consent) to help an art student friend win a scholarship to an Aveda cosmetology school. She came in second place, thus helping her friend win $5000. Her new boyfriend told her he was a recovered bulimic. She did not know (his family later told us) that their food bill for a family of 4 was $1500 per month, they locked their food up, putting out only enough for breakfast each day. He since has gone through inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. They stopped dating in June of that summer. All in one weekend (the weekend of her brother's open house and graduation), the infection, the modeling competition, the grandma visit and the boyfriend intensity happened. Later the next month (June of '05) she mentioned she was restricting and that her boyfriend was a "recovered" bulimic (we now know he hadnʼt gotten treatment at that time). We had noticed weight loss in our d and asked her to get on the scale. At 5'3" and an 8# weight loss in 2 months, we began to be very concerned and watched her for another couple of weeks until we settled on initial treatment confirming the problem and searching out what we thought was good treatment. maudsleyparents.org a site for parents of eating disordered children

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