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well done judge!!!
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/young-man-with-severe-anorexia-is-made-a-ward-of-court-1.2956785

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Yay!!!   So glad to hear that court was willing to step in,   [clap]   xx

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Yes it is great that the court was willing to help, but it also speaks to the state of affairs in Ireland. So much work to be done. It would appear this young man is currently in an institution which is unable to help him, and although there is an intention to move him to a unit in the UK it seems to be on a time line that is very flexible. I hope he survives the uncertainties.
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Yes Foodsupport,

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/no-treatment-scheme-for-eating-disorder-sufferers-317197.html

You are so right,sadly.
 
Believe it or not there is no public ( state funded)  eating disorder unit in the country.

If you do not have insurance,( you are in deep trouble, even for minor stuff waiting lists are years long}, you have to pay or go on a public waiting list , and even then as there are no ED  units here, the beds are bought from, (and patient transferred to) nhs uk.
I guess in most cases after a huge battle and fight to get the treatment.

If you have insurance here, there are private mental health hospitals (adolescent unit dealing with ED attached), but there is no hospital either public or private that deals with for example tube feeding with dedicated ED staff.

So what would happen is with insurance, the ED patient can go from A & E to the private adolescent unit for a lenghtly stay either up to  90 or 180 days depending on the insurance policy. The person with no insurance just gets discharged home and to CAMHS, there is nowhere else to go. So lots of sufferers would be at a revolving door at A & E for a very long time.....
Crazy crazy...



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Hi Toothfairy,

Well done for the Irish judge but not well done for the US judge, this story is shocking.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/22/anorexic-woman-weighing-69-pounds-has-a-right-to-starve-court-rules/?utm_term=.813e0422dd85

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/02/22/anorexic-bulimic-woman-who-fought-force-feeding-dies-at-30.html

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Kali,
I know, this is horrific.

The Irish one is a first for here....that I have read anyway. 

I thought from other articles, by various MH bodies in different countries, that over the last few months there was more of an an understanding of this (particularly in the US).

I thought we were moving away from these shocking horror stories, clearly not, a lot of work to be done in educating people yet.

On another note Kali,and mjkz, thanks for posting the CBL video on abby's post, it was very interesting for me too.
Just got to see it yesterday, when I was alone ....
Its very very good, our poor kids!!! 

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