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A lot of us watch a lot of tv with our ed kids. Warning that October 29 The Good Doctor features an adult anorexic patient. Would recommend skipping this episode or at least watching it alone to see if you want your ed kid to view it (not okay for my kids). It is Season 2 Episode 5.
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.
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SeaLion
Thanks for the heads-up about The Good Wife.  I find that any t.v. drama portraying eating disorders, if not covered well, gets my blood boiling, or makes me worry too much about stereotypes being perpetuated.  I'm happy to avoid that even if watching alone. 
Older and Wiser
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ValentinaGermania
Thanks for the warning.
I am not able to watch ANY hospital/doctor series up to now.

Big Bang and Two and a half men are still our best friends.
And funny movies like Ice age.
Yes, she is 18 [biggrin].

Tina72
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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