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A 20-year-old female asked:

I f i know someone who is an struggling anoretic but doesn't want to get help, what is the best meal plan to follow for and after revocery?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No help, no recovery: The person needs to take hold of their problem and get help. Recovery is unlikely without professional help. Your role (what is your relatinship to the patient, anyway?) should be supportive, not therapeutic. Encourage them to, ask for help. There are many excellent programs available for treatment . Work on that angle.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Seek below: It is best not to do this alone, since anorexia is not just a disorder of eating. Your friend needs a comprehansive program of medical support, counseling and nutritional answers, and maybe psychiatric drugs. This is not something where you can be your own doctor. There are very good places to get help and very understanding professional you can help you.

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