F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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I know that there will be many of us who have great respect for the Kartini Clinic in the States and Dr Julie O'Toole, Pediatrician. Dr O'Toole's blog is a fantastic resource for parents looking for support and advice.

For example today I clicked onto a post from last week that really understands what she calls "Treatment fatigue" about the exhaustion and frustration that parents feel in the battle to get their child through an eating disorder. (And the final paragraph refers readers to the FEAST website!)

If you're relatively new to eating disorders and are looking for resources, I believe Dr O'Toole's blog is a good place to start (after the FEAST website, of course!)

Here's a link to the post on Treatment Fatigue: https://www.kartiniclinic.com/blog/post/treatment-fatigue1/

And a link to the blog home page: https://www.kartiniclinic.com/blog/

Dr O'Toole also visits this forum!
Bev Mattocks, mother of 24-year old male DX with RAN 2009, now recovered. Joined this forum in 2010 - it was a lifesaver.
Thank you Betty. The fatigue I feel is just like the article described. My D was so close to being WR then she slipped back into her ED behaviors. It is time for me to be strong and close those pesky loopholes!
I love Julie O'Toole's blog! How right that feels, the analogy of rolling that boulder up the hill, and oh, how many times we rest for a bit, and ignore the creeping symptoms, until we're back in it full over our heads!
d=18, R-AN, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Refed at home with information gathered from this forum and lots of books. Relapsed. Refed. Relapsed. Refed. 17 sessions with an excellent individual therapist. 19 sessions with unhelpful dietician. 3 sessions of DBT (didn't like it). Psychiatrist available if needed. Prozac - fail. Lexapro - fail. 5HTP - fail. Clorazepam/Klonopin = major improvement, only used when necessary. Genomind SLC6A4 short/short - not able to process SSRI's.
d=15, lost 14 lbs in 8 months, Ped [nono]diagnosed as a crystal on a hair in the ear canal