My name is Patti. I have a son who is 19 and has been anorexic for a year now. It has been a long and difficult journey. He is finally on the road to recovery, albeit slowly. At his worst he was 5'9" and 110 pounds, absolutely skeletal. My emotions have swung from absolute panic and fear to anger at his refusal to eat. The issue of control is paramount to him. We have found a wonderful dietitian who has done more for him than anyone so far. She cares about him as a person not just a patient and he knows that. There is not much information on this subject when it comes to males. That made finding out how to help him and encourage him all the more difficult.
Thanks for this opportunity to share.