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Living in Basel, Switzerland and looking for FBT support.  Any resources in area (would consider Zurich and Bern too).
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Dear HopeforFather,

I am sorry you have had to join us here but this is a great place to learn more about eating disorders and to get support from other families.

There was a Swiss family on the board who had their daughter successfully treated using FBT.

http://www.aroundthedinnertable.org/post/so-many-progresses-after-changing-treatment-8562180?pid=1296236746#gsc.tab=0

They posted under the name tdm13. If you click on their name in the post it will bring you to their profile and there is an option to email them directly if you would like. Perhaps they can point you in the direction of resources in Switzerland.

Also, we have a learning center with information about eating disorders, if you would like to take a look.

http://www.feast-ed.org/?page=LearningCenter

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Hello hopeforfather,
I know a couple of parents who have worked hard at getting their treatment in Switzerland improved, and am emailing them to check out this post.

What I am pretty sure of is that there is only one place where FBT (or something similar) is being offered, and that's in Lausanne, CHUV, with Dr Ambresin.
Looks like a 2-hr drive each way for you [frown]

Consider also that some FBT therapists in various countries are willing to treat by Skype. I've listed them here.
From what I have learned of the Swiss system, these options might be preferable to the traditional treatment (hospital isolation, parentectomy) which you might otherwise get. On the other hand maybe now that Lausanne is improving, other places are doing so too.
Wishing you good things. Tell us how you're getting on!
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All:

We just got into an intensive 5 day program @UCSD for FBT.  Starting on Monday.  Hopefully, that gets us started and then we can figure out what we do when we return home to CH.  Thanks for any and all connections!

Great to know you are all out there as we start this journey.  It can be very daunting.
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Hopefromfather,
Hi there from Dublin.
Well done on moving so fast & getting the place at UCSD.
I considered that programm too, it was my plan B.
The very best of luck to you all, please drop
By sometime & let us know how you got on.
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Well done on getting into the UCSD 5 Day program.  It was a game-changer for our family, and for many others as well.

Though we are 6 years out from having finished the program, I can honestly say that we never looked back after that time.  Our d is in strong recovery and enjoying a full and satisfying life.

Wishing you all the best.  It is an intensive week but will give you the skills and tools to be successful at refeeding and supporting your child at home.

Sending warm support,
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Wonderful! I've only ever read glowing accounts of UCSD's 5-day program.


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All:

Thanks for the encouragement.  

2 Days in to the 5 day program and we are impressed so far.  Great support and we are learning a lot.  Hard on all of us.  So hard to accept this monster that is in our home and attacking out d.  We just keep riding waves of hope, fear, depression, empowerment, and overwhelm.  

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Hi hopeforfather,

I had that feeling of disbelief very strongly the other day. It just felt so unbelievable that everything aligned and my incredible kid got this horrific illness that has thrown the whole family on it's head.

But he is making great progress and we are getting so close to remission that I can really feel and almost see it. You have a wonderful start with this course and it gets easier as you go along.

Keep up the good work.

Warm wishes
D

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2 years since first signs and life is good. Happy, first trip away in years, tons of variety in food, stepping back into social life. 

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.

If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal. (but don't give up on the plan too soon, maybe it just needs a tweak or a bit more time and determination [wink] )

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I'm glad to hear your news. 
I've just heard from yet another Swiss family where the only option on offer was several weeks of total isolation from parents. This is very recent, not 150 years ago [mad]
I'm so glad you could make the journey to UCSD.


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Eva:

I listened to your YouTube about treatment in CH.  Scary with this latest post too.  I can't believe it is still being prescribed.  
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Just finished the UCSD 5 Day Intensive Family Therapy program.  Participated with 4 other families.  It was a powerful experience.  I realize now what a long journey is ahead for all of us.  However, we all learned a ton about the ED and our daughter's experience.  D was open to being supported.  

We have a clear approach going forward.  

We are now returning home and nervous about care in CH.  However, we will continue to do FBT with a UCSD staff person who was leading the program over Skype which should work.  We are still looking for local expertise in Basel or surrounds if anyone gets any ideas.  


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Great to hear that it all went well, and that you have a clear plan. Finding support can be troublesome in some places, sorry no suggestions from here, but I would suggest interviewing and assessing their understanding of FBT and ED's beforehand. 
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D was open to being supported.  

We have a clear approach going forward.  

Wonderful!
And I'm really glad you're continuing to get support from UCSD by Skype.

If you ever do find good treatment near Basel, do let us know. 


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I am so pleased for you all,
Best wishes, keep asking questions here...

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Son,DX with AN, (purging type) age 13 in October 2015 ,  (4 months immediate inpatient) , Then FBT at home since.and making progress every day. He is now in good recovery, and Living life to the full like a normal teen. We are not completely out of the woods yet, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to ATDT. Hoping to get him into full recovery and remission one day at a time.
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