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My d's (clueless) pediatrician refused to provide a note to the school for absences / tardies, saying that would be "unfair" to the other kids.  (What the heck???)  It was a real jolt when the true ED-expert we visited next wrote that note, saying that the absences were due to "malnutrition."  Yikes.  But I suppose I would hate any word associated with this vile illness. xx

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

What the heck - indeed!  Hey, if the child broke a limb, would they reason the same.

And "malnutrition" sounds like a judgment on the family. Yikes!  

I have heard from the leader of our support group that medical students are taught 1-2 hours about EDs in their entire curriculum!! 

Yes, bring on the @mamabear powepoint for school staff!  And maybe GPs, too.
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.