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Any suggestions to help deal with adult son, restricted eating triggered by gender dysphoria, anxiety and depression... currently in residential program...
Hi Tibby,
a very warm welcome from Germany and sorry that you need to be here.
Can you give us some more information?
How old is he? How long is he dealing with ED? Is he living with you?
What treatment does he get in that residential program? How severly is he underweight?
Sorry about all the questions but we can help you better when we know what you are talking about.

My d is also a young adult, gets 19 soon. She was diagnosed 2 years ago and we refed her in 2017 and now she is doing fine and off to University (still on a half schedule). She is living with us and eating most meals with us to prevent relapse.

Treating AN is possible. First the lost weight must be added very quickly. Then the brain can start to recover. You can help him with that.

Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
To mimi321 and Tina72:
Thank you for the resources.
Being here and reading about hope is helpful.

Anxiety and depression are often symptoms of AN that get better with refeeding and full nutrishion.
Do you know the Minnesota Starvation project? Use search button to find the link if you are interested.

How can we help besides giving you some hope?
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.