BBC – My anxious child starved himself

BBC – My anxious child starved himself

What does a mother do when her previously happy and healthy 10-year-old suddenly starts refusing food so that his weight drops to three and a half stones?
A desperate Mary Green (not her real name) pleaded, begged and then shouted at her only child, James: “Please eat something for mummy”.
She knew he was anxious about something and she had to uncover the source of it quickly.
Mealtimes in the Green household had become a tearful battleground with uncharacteristic outbursts from her usually placid son.

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July 21, 2016

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