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Hi Catbells
Great news,
You are making great progress...
Could you email them this video & tell them you want to discuss it, I have no doubt somebody there has heard of Prof Treasure!!!!
Just an idea, as I had to do this !

Son,DX with AN, (purging type) in 2015 ,had 4 months immediate inpatient,then FBT at home since. He is now in very strong recovery,  and Living life to the full, like a "normal"[biggrin] teen. This is with thanks to ATDT. Hoping to get him into full recovery and remission one day at a time. Getting him to a much higher weight, and with a much higher calorie plan than his clinicians gave him as a target, was instrumental to getting him to the strong recovery that he is in now. Food is the medicine. Recovery is possible.

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She is definitely becoming more rational and is responding well but she posted yesterday how she is going to relapse when she gets out (her friend messaged me to tell me).

Catbells, it's really normal for ED to fantasize about regaining control.  Although it always makes your heart stop to hear something like that, if you can get her to a proper weight, those thoughts will recede.  Of course, it's helpful to have advance warning about ED's intentions so I'm glad her friend is looking out for her by telling you about her post.

So glad to read about your d's progress.  Keep swimming. xx


"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 

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Dear catbells,

You will most likely have read my post about BMI and its use as an exact number to measure the mental & physical health of someone experiencing an eating disorder.

Please use it with the knowlege that it is, on its own, not that accurate a measure of health and many have found that there loved one is still very unwell at BMI's of 23 or 24 and its not until they have hit 26 or 27 that recovery is acheived for them.

An ED specialist psychiatrist at a large adult teaching hospital here in my home town has had to argue the case for admitting many patients with BMI's in the range of 23 to 25 yet they were seriously medically compromised on the point of needing an NG tube and at risk of sudden death. I have been able to help that psychiatrist recognse & understand that BMI is to be used as an range number not a precise/exact number.

ED Dad
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