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I am new here and have only been aware of my child’s ED (I know this acronym) since February. I am trying to read some of the threads but am stymied by the acronyms. Can someone tell me where I can find a list with their definitions?
Hi there and welcome. I have been using this forum for the last couple of months and it is a life-saver. People are incredibly supportive and lovely. I have seen no list but will have a go at translating if you list the acronyms you don't understand. X
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is rather the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair
I’ll start a list with explanations:
ED eating disorder
FBT family based treatment
LSUYE life stops until you eat 
IP inpatient (in an acute care hospital)
PHP partial hospitalization program (day program)
IOP intensive outpatient program
d daughter
s son
AN and R-AN anorexia nervous and restrictive anorexia nervosa
BN bulimia nervosa
ARFID avoidant restrictive food intake disorder 
OSFED other specified feeding/eating disorder

as I think of more, I’ll add.
Here is an attempt, off the top of my head, at some of what you might be reading:

RAN -- restrictive anorexia nervosa

BP -- if an ED, Binge/Purge.  Could be Bi-Polar if context makes more sense

HWC -- Heavy Whipping Cream (in the US).  I think Double Cream (?) in UK

PHP -- Partial Hospital P?  ... as understand it, a day treatment program for kids where the parents drop off and then retrieve them for the evening meal and to sleep at home.  

IP - In Patient (child overnights and stays all day at the treatment center)(I think there is a difference from residential, but I am not clear on what the difference is)

Okay, I am not doing so well ... what ones are you stumped on?
Mom of either pre-diagnosis or non-ed underweight 12 yoa (as of March 2018) kid here to learn how to achieve weight gain.  BMI steadily in the mid 12's for nearly her entire life.  Born 2006. UPDATE:  April 2018 diagnosed ARFID, based solely on weight being less than 75% of Ideal Body Weight.  Mildly picky, but mostly the problem is a volume/early satiety issue, along with abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation, all present since birth.  UPDATE:  July 2019 diagnosed with PANS. Dr. said likely started first PANS episode at less than 1 or 2 years of age.  On long-term daily prophylactic antibiotics. BMI now about 16 after period of intense refeeding prior to PANS dx,  followed by stagnation as we sort out what is next. FWIW ED-D is a fraternal twin and we have no other kids.
Thank you! That is a huge help. I’m kind of dazed and confused and feel very isolated. Now that she is in residential treatment and safe I’m feeling a little lost and overwhelmed.
Welcome to the forum.
I hope you find the information and support you need.
please read around the site and the FEAST site feast-Ed.org for more information.
Yes the acronyms are sometimes confusing.
But the others have posted the main ones.
RD is registered dietitian.
please ask all the questions you have.

please let us know how we can help.
it is an overwhelming time when ones loved one has been diagnosed with an ED.
All the best,
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
RD is registered dietitian.
WR = weight restorated

A very warm welcome from Germany and sorry that you need to be here!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
A helpful glossary, though incomplete. Things just keep on changing. http://glossary.feast-ed.org/
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.