It took far too long for the medical community to realize that eating disorders require the same attention, compassion and treatment as any other disease or disorder. It took even longer to understand that there is more than just a physical component to these disorders. Those affected also need psychological support as well.
Without a doubt, you have had some frightening moments in the recent past. Perhaps you have sat in an emergency room on more than one occasion or called for an ambulance for your unresponsive loved one. Certainly, you had more than one argument with your child, an argument that ended in you tearfully pleading for him or her to just eat something.